"The two that are ahead right now are North Carolina and Virginia Tech," said Bowens. "Alabama is second now. Florida State is behind them. I'm still thinking about Georgia, too."
What does Bowens like about his co-leaders?
North Carolina: "I like the total program. Their coaches are really up front. They don't beat around the bush. They tell you what they like and don't like. They're just good people."
Virginia Tech: "I like their defense. I like the way the team is structured, period."
Bowens has offers from North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, and Akron. He is unsure of where he'll take his official visits but plans to schedule them after the season.