Vandy Commit Bowden Considering Georgia Tech

Central Macon (GA) linebacker Nigel Bowden has been a Vanderbilt commitment since early April of this year. His commit has not stopped ACC and SEC schools from continuing to recruit him.

Georgia Tech. Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Navy,and Tennessee have all been in touch with Nigel Bowden. "They all have said they are very interested in me and would like for me to come there."

There is one school from that group that has gotten Bowden's interest. "Georgia Tech Coach (Andy) McCollum recently came down and talked with my coach. He told him that when I meet with Coach Johnson I would have a scholarship waiting for me."

Bowden would have received an offer early but Coach Paul Johnson was out of town when he visited Tech. "He was attending the funeral for the mom of one of his players. That shows he is very loyal to his players."

Coach McCollum has talked to Nigel about the idea of being able to stay in-state to play his college ball. He likes the idea of it being easier for his family to see him play and he would be close to home.

Receiving an offer from Georgia Tech would give Nigel reason to think over his commit to Vanderbilt. "I would be half and half on the two schools." Bowden has always had Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt as his top two schools.

Bowden knows he'll have to take a visit to Georgia Tech to get his offer. "I know I have to meet with Coach Johnson to get my offer." If he gets the offer, Nigel will weigh his options. "Coach McCollum does make a good case for me attending Georgia Tech and I really like the school and football program."

Look for Nigel to visit Georgia Tech's camp in June. "If I don't go the camp, I will definitely make a visit up there this June." There is a possibility that Bowden will attend the camp and then make another visit.

Georgia Tech linebacker Julian Burnett is another player that played his high school ball in Macon. Bowden recently ran into Burnett at the local Best Buy. "He talked to me about Georgia Tech and how good it is up there and how much he has enjoyed his time there."

While there are other schools showing interest in Bowden, he will not be considering any of them. "I appreciate them wanting me to attend their schools but as I mentioned Georgia Tech and Vandy have been my top two schools all this time. I will go to one or the other and no other school."


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