Although primary recruiter Dan Disch served as his host, Bowman, a 6-foot-1, 161-pound wide receiver from Havelock (N.C.), spent ample time with Gunter Brewer, the Tar Heels’ wide receivers coach.
“He was talking about what kind of defense we’ll see,” Bowman said. “He showed some practice film. He showed me different ways to get off press coverage.”
Last month, Brewer coached up Bowman when he attended Fedora’s Freak Show.
“He has a lot of energy,” Bowman said. “He helped me a lot. He seems to know what he’s talking about.”
Considering his limited football background – last season was his first playing high school ball – Bowman learned more during the Freak Show than perhaps any other camper in attendance.
“[Brewer] taught me that I need to take my time coming off the line, because I was rushing it,” Bowman said. “He told me a lot of little things that I think will help me.”
When the camp concluded, the campers met Larry Fedora at the 50-yard line. Fedora then asked the commitments in attendance, which obviously included Bowman, to stand behind him.
“I felt like I was a part of a family,” Bowman said. “I hadn’t met a lot of those boys, but it was great to stand next to them in front of everyone.”
Before heading home on Wednesday, Bowman spent time with Fedora in his office.
“He talked to me about how the team is going to look this year,” Bowman said. “He talked about coming up for a game.”
Bowman plans on attending most of UNC’s home games this fall.
In addition to football, Bowman would like to play basketball, his first love, in college. He has yet to speak to Roy Williams about a walk-on opportunity, but he did tour UNC’s basketball museum on Wednesday.
“It was nice,” Bowman said. “I saw how they have all these players that went there and did it big. They had the shoes that they wore. And then they have where the big-time shots were taken.”