Nigel Bowden Enjoys GT-UGA Matchup

The Georgia Tech-Georgia rivalry often attracts some of the best talent in the Peach State, as it is one of the premiere rivalries in all of college football. The scene was no different this year, as a multitude of high schools prospects from the State of Georgia made the short trek trip to Atlanta to watch the Yellow Jackets battle the Bulldogs.

One Peach State prospect who was at the game they call "Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate" is 2013 linebacker Nigel Bowden out of Macon.

"It was a great game," Bowden said of the heated rivalry. "Georgia Tech got beat more by the passing game. I noticed that Julian Burnett is a great stopper, despite his height. I thought they played real well; they just got beat on the pass."

Bowden was able to spend a fair amount of time hanging around the field and the Yellow Jacket locker room, and said that talking to Georgia Tech linebacker Julian Burnett and the Tech coaching staff was the highlight of his visit.

He also said that he was very impressed with the energy and passion of the Yellow Jacket players.

"They were very emotional before and after the game. The chaplain there was great. He got me hyped up. He even made me want to get out there and play."

Georgia Tech has not yet offered a scholarship, but the Yellow Jackets made it clear that they are very interested in Bowden.

"I talked to Coach (Andy) McCollum and he told me that I am one of the linebackers that they are recruiting in 2013. He said he really liked the shape I am in right now and he told me to call him more so that I can talk to him."

Georgia Tech is currently listed as one of Bowden's top four schools, along with Georgia, Florida and Vanderbilt. Bowden says that was one school is currently standing ahead of the other three, however.

"The number one leader is probably Vanderbilt. I like their coaches and staff. I can already tell that their team is really growing and changing for the better."

Bowden says that he believes Florida and Georgia Tech may be very close to offering scholarships, so there is still plenty of time for things to be shaken up in his recruitment.


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