He selected UNC over scholarship offers from East Carolina and South Carolina.
The Bowman brothers visited UNC for football games against East Carolina and Miami, and then returned to Chapel Hill in February for the junior day, which was held in conjunction with the basketball game against Duke.
The younger Bowman began his prep career as a basketball player at Tampa Bay (Fla.) Christian Academy. Homesickness led him back to Havelock during his freshman year – too late to join its football team.
As a sophomore, Kyran went out for the football team, trying out at quarterback but eventually moving to receiver. In his first game as a starting receiver, Kyran caught a touchdown pass. He finished third on the team with 25 catches for 538 yards and eight touchdowns, and Havelock won its third consecutive NCHSAA 3A Championship.
"He has great potential because this is the first year he's ever played high school football," Havelock head coach Jim Bob Bryant said of Kyran. "He's probably going to be 6-3, 6-4. He's a workout-aholic – he works out hard in the weight room. He's done a great job getting stronger and getting faster. He's a tremendous basketball player, too. He's a great student – smart kid."
Bowman is UNC's second '16 verbal commitment – New London (N.C.) North Stanly running back Antonio Williams was the first – and fourth overall commitment the Tar Heels have received in 11 days.