Bowie has a Change of Heart

Oklahoma OL Michael Bowie had a lot to consider after learning that Kansas State head coach Ron Prince had been fired. Bowie, who committed to the Wildcats over the summer, started looking around and found a perfect fit in the Red Raiders. Come inside to get his thoughts on the commitment switch.

At 6'5", 305 pounds, OL Michael Bowie out of Sand Springs, Oklahoma has the size to be very competitive in the Big 12. Despite initially committing to Kansas State, the offensive lineman had a change of heart and decided to give his verbal pledge to the Red Raiders after visiting Lubbock for the OSU game last weekend.

"One of the things I liked was the fact that the main thing they concentrate on is academics," Bowie explained. "I also really liked the people and the coaching staff at Texas Tech."

Texas Tech's offense is a perfect fit for Bowie, who said that he loves pass oriented offenses and pass blocking.

The big man said that he felt the situation at Tech was more stable than at K-State, who recently fired heach coach Ron Prince.

"When the K-State coaches got fired, I really felt like I needed to keep looking around," he said. "That was the main reason I decided to go ahead and switch my commitment."

The Oklahoma native enjoyed his visit and was especially impressed with the hospitality shown to him during his time in Lubbock.

"I liked my visit a lot. All of the people were really friendly."

Bowie said that he will most likely redshirt his first year in order to give him time to develop.

"I'm lifting weights and running a lot to try to stay in good shape," Michael said.

"I bring a lot of intensity to the game and think that will be a major plus when I come to Texas Tech."

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