Despite the positive remarks, Bowman, a 5-foot-11, 186-pounder from Havelock (N.C.), says UNC is running third behind his co-leaders NC State and South Carolina. Familiarity and comfort level have the Gamecocks and Wolfpack ahead.
"I've been to a lot of State games and South Carolina, too," Bowman said.
This season, Bowman has attended two games at NC State – the Thursday night loss to Clemson and the season opener against Louisiana Tech.
Bowman reports offers from the three aforementioned schools, plus East Carolina.
During pregame warm-ups of the UNC game, Bowman had a brief conversation with Dan Disch, who recruits the southeast portion of NC for the Tar Heels.
"He just told me he was glad to have me out there and he wants me to come back to another game," Bowman said.
Bowman doesn't have any plans to return to UNC, but then again doesn't have any future recruiting visits scheduled. Later in the season, he hopes to attend the Clemson-South Carolina game in Columbia.
Throughout a given week, Bowman communicates with Disch several times usually through social media.
"We just talk about my game and their upcoming game," Bowman said.
According to Bowman, UNC projects him as a wide receiver, but he's open to playing elsewhere in college.
For Havelock, which is undefeated at 7-0 and looking to win its third consecutive NCHSAA 3A title, Bowman stars at receiver. On the season, he's caught 22 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns. He also sees time at linebacker.