Keeping The Mailman Busy

Maryland is not a big state as far as land mass is concerned, so how ironic would it be if a small state like Maryland would have two of the top linebackers in the nation? Good Counsel's Akeem Hebron and Suitland's Navorro Bowman have 18 written scholarship offers between the two of them. Bowman, himself has eleven, although basketball has kept his attention as of late.

"We just finished our season, we lost in the Final Four," Bowman said. "I know I have offers from Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse, Illinois, Temple, and Virginia Tech. I'm expecting a written one from Pittsburgh any day now. I can't even remember the other's who have offered."

It is easy for the 6-2, 218-pound linebacker to forget, since he receives a stack of mail everyday.

"I get about 30 letters a day, its crazy," Bowman said. Bowman has attracted interest from Michigan, Oklahoma, Boston College, North Carolina, Michigan State, and a bevy of others. Due to basketball, Bowman has not had a chance to attend any junior day functions.

"I may try and go to Maryland's next one," Bowman said. "I'll be going to the Penn State Nike camp, so I figure I'll get to see Penn State then. I think I'm going to choose three college camps to attend as well."

Bowman had a monstrous junior season as a two-way standout for Suitland. As the team's star running back he gained 1,230 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. On defense he tallied 165 tackles, 9 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries. He earned several accolades for his gridiron achievements including Defensive Player of the Year for the entire state of Maryland. He also garnered first-team All-Metro, All-Conference, and All-State honors.

Six teams have made their way onto Bowman's list of early favorites.

"Right now I would say Pittsburgh, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Oklahoma," Bowman said.

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