Bowens Changes Decision Timeframe

Garner (NC) 3-star linebacker Reggie Bowens is one of the most physically gifted defensive prospects in the Tar Heel State this recruiting year, and after originally planning to commit by the end of the summer, Bowens has now decided to change up his timeframe on a decision. Read inside for all the details.


The 6'2", 210 pound Bowens, who is rated by Scout.com as the #26 strongside linebacker in the country, has decided to push back his timeframe on a commitment until the fall, as he wants to take his official visits before deciding on his college choice.

"I'll probably make my decision around the middle of the season now," said Bowens. "I'm going to take my (official) visits first before deciding."

According to Bowens, he is most interested in six schools at the moment, with the home state Tar Heels now sitting atop his list.

"North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, ECU, Alabama and Tennessee are the ones I'm most interested in. North Carolina is number one right now."

Bowens, who has been timed running a 4.4 second forty yard dash, described what stands out to him about North Carolina.

"I like their coaches and program. I've been there a couple of times, and they have real nice coaches. They're real cool to get along with. They have some nice facilities, and I think the program is really on the rise."

South Carolina has been a fixture on Bowens' list of favorites for quite some time, and the Gamecocks are still very much in the mix for the standout linebacker's services.

"They're pretty high still. They have one of my former teammates (Chris Culliver) going there. He tells me he loves it down there. They‘re encouraging me to be eligible to receive a scholarship to their school."

Another SEC school that ranks highly on Bowens' list is Alabama, although the Crimson Tide have not yet extended an offer his way.

"They haven't offered me, but they've got a good program. I talked to one of their coaches, and he was telling me about the high attendance at their spring game."

When it comes time to make a decision on his college choice, Bowens will look for one simple factor to decide which school is right for him.

"I'll pick whatever school is really the most interested in me."

The versatile Bowens will play a variety of positions at Garner this fall, including tailback, receiver, linebacker and strong safety, but he is being recruited primarily as a linebacker.


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