That concludes Bowen’s chaotic recruiting that began with his admission to Notre Dame on January 1st, followed soon after by interest in Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and others in the spring.
Bowen made numerous visits to both Oklahoma and Texas A&M throughout the spring and summer, before the Sooners emerged as the lone favorite heading into December.
After the suspense kept rolling on National Signing Day, Bowen not only recruited fans, but also shocked his own family by choosing Oregon for the signing ceremony.
Bowen began contacting Notre Dame and Oklahoma almost immediately after the appointment, eventually sending a letter of intent to the Sooners late Wednesday night.
Bowen finally made it official on Thursday.
The 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pound Bowen is the nation’s 10th ranked recruit in the 2023 class, according to Rivals. He’s the #2 safest in the country and the #2 recruit from Texas.
His IQ from the defensive backfield allows him to see everything happening in front of him in an instant, and his reaction timing is the most dangerous I’ve personally dealt with so far. I put him on the list of the best defenders.
His potential as a kick and punt returner on Norman should get Oklahoma fans excited for Phase 3.
Bowen has a real chance of breaking into the top 10 if he can put in a senior season performance at next month’s Under Armor All-American Games.
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