Bowman De-commits

Kyran Bowman has ended his 14-month verbal commitment to North Carolina to concentrate on basketball.

Kyran Bowman has de-committed from North Carolina to concentrate solely on basketball, according to Havelock (N.C.) head coach Jim Bob Bryant.

“I tried to talk him out of it, but he wants to just play basketball,” Bryant said.

Despite playing for state championships in football in consecutive seasons – and helping Havelock win the 2013 NCHSAA 3A Title – Bowman, a 6-foot-1, 161-pound wide receiver, won’t play football during his senior season. As a result, he has de-committed from UNC.

“Basketball is my first love,” Bowman told IC earlier in the week. “I still like football. But when I’m in football season, conference season has already started for basketball so I’m behind everybody.”

Bowman accepted a football scholarship from UNC nearly 14 months ago. As part of the commitment, he was provided an opportunity to walk-on to the Tar Heels’ basketball team.

In recent months, Bowman began contemplating playing just one sport.

East Carolina is the only school that has offered Bowman a basketball scholarship. He has, though, had conversations with Clemson’s basketball staff.

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