"I went to North Carolina about three months ago," said Bowman. "I went down just for an unofficial because I was already in town playing basketball. I figured I might as well just go ahead and see the campus. I went over there and they showed me a good time. I liked their campus a lot – that's why they are still on my list."
Penn State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida, and Virginia Tech round out the remaining names found on Bowman's final six schools list.
"Well, really [with those schools], first impression was just meeting people and saying how the university was," he explained. "The people that they sent to recruit me seemed like real nice people, seemed like people that will be honest with me. A couple [schools] are just me looking at how the has team played from years past and watching them develop."
Building upon his experiences during the unofficial visit, Bowman has established a good relationship with his recruiting coordinator and position coach, Tommy Thigpen.
"It seems like a place I could be for the next four years," said Bowman. "I like Coach [Tommy] Thigpen. He text messages me every day. Not too long just talking about what's going on in life."
Over the course of the next month, Bowman will eliminate one of his five and begin to schedule his official visits.
A Scout.com four-star prospect, Bowman is the 15th-ranked linebacker in the nation and 87th-ranked recruit in Scout.com's National Hot 100.
On his way to first team All-State and All-Metro honors, Bowman collected 165 tackles including nine sacks, and also picked off a pass. Bowman also starred on offense where he rushed for 1,250 yards and 22 touchdowns from his tailback position.