Patient Approach

A Pennsylvania standout with the ability to play on both offense and defense in college is readying himself for the summer camp circuit -- and hoping for resultant scholarship offers.

Charleroi (Pa.) athlete Brandon Bowman is taking the recruiting process in stride. After receiving endless interest from various schools, Bowman is still searching for his first offer.

Bowman isn't letting that bother him, though. If he were to describe how his recruitment is going in one word, it would be patience. Being the recipient of interest from schools all across the east coast, Bowman is still searching for first offer.

"My recruitment is going pretty good," Bowman said. "I have around 15 different schools recruiting me with interest. I don't currently have any offers but I've been invited to a lot of camps so I feel I'll get some offers soon."

Bowman, who checks in at 5-11 and 220 pounds, is being recruited at different positions by individual schools.

"Some schools are recruiting me at fullback, while others are looking at me as a linebacker," Bowman said. "I can play either position so schools are figuring out which is best for them."

As of late, West Virginia has increased their contact with Bowman.

"They (WVU) have been sending me letters a lot lately, inviting me down for their camps," he said. "I'm definitely going down for a camp and just see what happens after that."

Even though the interest is just starting between Bowman and West Virginia, the talented two-way athlete is already familiar with the Mountaineers.

"I know several players from my area that already go there," Bowman said. "Plus, I know that have had really good linebackers in the past and they've been coached really well. That's a position I'm interested in so that's positive."

Being in close proximity to his Charleroi (Pa.) home, WVU could have an advantage in his recruitment.

"It helps," Bowman said about playing closer to home. "But, I'm also really waiting for an offer and waiting for schools that want me to play for them."

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