"It was a pretty cool trip," Donald Bowens told Pack Pride. "The coaches and players were cool. They really stressed the academics and everything. Overall, I had a good time."
Bowens talked with NC State coaches about the current situation at wide receiver. The Wolfpack is losing seniors Brian Clark, Tramain Hall, and Sterling Hicks, and playing time will be available to incoming freshmen.
"They were saying it's a good time to come because it's a good situation for wide receivers," said Bowens. "I know they have a quarterback coming in from Kentucky too, so it does look like a good situation for a receiver like me."
With offers from Ole Miss, Iowa, Rutgers, South Florida, Iowa State, Indiana, and NC State among others, Bowens is a coveted prospect. He expects to pick up an offer from Virginia this weekend when he visits the Cavaliers and could be looking to make a decision after that trip.
"I don't know for sure, but I could be ready," Bowens said. "I may just let the coaches know and announce on signing day. I could end up doing something like that."
Does he have a leader?
"I don't know if I have a favorite, but I like NC State," Bowens said. "It's not too far away from home, and I feel like I would like it there."
The 6-3, 195-pound receiver from St. Petersburg High School in Florida has the size to overpower most smaller defensive backs and considers himself a physical player.
He tallied 27 receptions for 450 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. He was named the team most valuable player and was an all-conference selection at wide receiver.
The three-star prospect is expecting to receive an in-home visit from Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato this week. Coaches from Virginia, Iowa State, Indiana, South Florida, and Iowa are also expected to visit.
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