Bowman Finishes Second Visit

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One of the top prospects in the state of Virginia, Hermitage High School (Richmond, VA) linebacker Andrew Bowman has narrowed his list to five schools. He has scheduled four official visits, and made his second is as many weeks this weekend.

Bowman officially visited Virginia this weekend, one week after making an official to Tennessee.

“It was a good visit,” Bowman said. He made the trip with his parents. “I had been to Virginia a lot of times before. The difference this time was that I got to sit down with the coaches and players and talk to them more. The coaches tell me every time we meet that I’m a necessity to the team. They are recruiting me as an inside linebacker, but they said they would move me around and figure out where I could present the most problems for offenses.”

The talented linebacker could not compare his first two visits, saying “since I’ve been to Virginia so many times, it was just different. You can’t compare because I’ve been to UVA so much and I hadn’t been to Tennessee before.”

Bowman was hosted by former teammate Fontel Mines, as well as freshman defensive lineman Chris Johnson. He spent some time with senior linebacker Raymond Mann as well as Tony Franklin and Wali Lundy.

Of the Virginia program, Bowman mentioned several positives for the Cavaliers.

“Overall, they are a good school academically and athletically,” Bowman said. “They are a program on the rise. Virginia is continuing to recruit good teams that will be more competitive in the next few years.”

On Saturday, Bowman had a chance to go to the Virginia Tech at Virginia game. Here is what he thought…

“It was a good game,” Bowman said. “I was just trying to stay warm throughout, but I enjoyed it. I thought Virginia Tech was going to win because I thought Kevin Jones would have a big day, but UVA really came to play.”

Before he made any official visits, Bowman admitted his comfort level with each program would be the main factor in his decision. He stands by what he said before, and plans on making the rest of his visits before announcing his decision.

“I’m going to go where I’m most comfortable,” Bowman said. “Everything’s still the same…I’m going to make my visits. I’m the type that’s going to be comfortable in any surrounding, so I think I’ll