Suitland High School’s (MD) 6-0, 218-pound 4-star linebacker Navorro Bowman has five schools at the top of his list right now, with two other programs hanging in there as well.
“It’s still Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Tennessee,” Bowman said. “They are really my top five. I’m still considering Illinois and Florida.”
Bowman, who still plans on enrolling in college in January of 2006, has two official visits scheduled including one this weekend. Scheduling the rest could prove to be a problem.
“I’m supposed to be going to Penn State this weekend and Virginia Tech on November 4th,” Bowman said.
“[In terms of the other official visits] I just realized that my football schedule and the college’s football schedules are crashing together, so I don’t really know what I’m going to do at this time. I’ve been to North Carolina a couple times, so I might call them and tell them I’m probably won’t be taking an official visit there, but they are still on my list. And I’ll have to squeeze another team in there, too. So, this graduating early thing is kind of coming back on me.”
If Bowman isn’t ready to make a decision, he may decide to wait to enroll until the summer of 2006. “If push came to shove, I probably would wait,” Bowman said.
Among the schools at the top of his list, Virginia Tech still appears to be in a good position.
“Virginia Tech is up there high and on my mind,” Bowman said. Tech has been in constant communication with Suitland head coach Nick Lynch throughout the summer. “They have the reputation. I just remember watching the game for the ACC championship against Miami. Just the way they played, you can see that the coaching staff keeps pushing them to make plays instead of just falling down and letting Miami do what they want to do just because they’re Miami. I’m just high on Virginia Tech and that’s why I like them so much.”
Whenever Bowman makes his decision, he wants to be absolutely certain. “Just making sure it’s a place I can be at for the next four years,” Bowman said. “I just want to be satisfied and not have any second guesses.”
Last season, Bowman, who racked up 165 tackles and five forced fumbles at linebacker, led Suitland to a state championship. What does Bowman expect out of himself and his team in 2005?
“Individually, I know what I have to do,” Bowman...
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