Bowden Commits

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Westfield (Chantilly, VA) all-state punter Brent Bowden took an official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. While on the trip, he spoke with head coach Frank Beamer, who informed him that the Tech coaches “were almost positive” that they would offer an official scholarship. Last night, Bowden received his offer.

“Coach Beamer talked to me while I was on my visit,” Bowden said. “He told me they had to check, but that they were almost positive that they were going to offer me. Eddie [Royal] called me last night and he told me to call Coach Beamer. I called Coach Beamer and he told me I had an offer.”

Today, Bowden spoke to coach Lorenzo Ward and inform his recruiting coach that he’s committing to Virginia Tech.

“I just spoke to Coach Ward,” Bowden said. “It’s official. I’ve committed to Virginia Tech.”

Bowden chose Virginia Tech over interest from Penn State, Maryland, Mississippi and Southern Cal. Tech has been in contact with Bowden for quite some time, so he was excited to get the offer.

“I was hoping they would offer,” Bowden said. “They were the team that had been interested in me since the beginning.”

Bowden is an excellent special teams pick-up for Virginia Tech. In addition to earning 1st-team all-state honors, Bowden earned 1st-team all-Concorde district, 1st-team 6-AAA all-Region, 1st-team Journal Newspaper (Fairfax County) and 1st-team Washington Post all-metro honors for his senior year performance. The 6-3, 190-pound prospect finished the 2004 season with a 44-yard per punt gross average, a 37-yard net average, kicked 15 punts inside the 20-yard line and booted a long punt of 58 yards.