Bowman Has “Great Time”

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4-star linebacker Navorro Bowman has been high on Virginia Tech for quite some time, but this past weekend was his first ever visit to Blacksburg. It was a key trip for Bowman, as the Suitland (Forestville, MD) star expects to enroll in college in January of 2006.

“It lived up to my expectations,” Bowman said of the Virginia Tech experience. “I had a great time.
The game wasn’t what they wanted it to be, but the loss didn’t discourage me. I still think high of Virginia Tech.”

Hosted by fellow linebacker Xavier Adibi, Bowman felt like he fit in with the players and coaches. Seeing Adibi play also gave him an idea of where he fits into Tech’s defense.

“It felt great,” Bowman replied when asked how he felt with the players and coaches. “I gelled right in. Everybody was upset after the loss, but the team was great. Xavier’s a cool guy and he plays kind of like the way I play, so I could see myself fitting into the scheme. I enjoyed myself. Virginia Tech is not a bad place to go to school.”

This official visit was Bowman’s third overall, as he had taken officials to Penn State and Ohio State previously. Florida is next up with an official visit scheduled for November 25th.

“Before [the Florida official], I’m going to sit down and just think,” Bowman said. “It’s going to be a hard decision. Penn State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech are all great schools. I just have to look for the little things to find the difference. I do have a favorite, but there’s no reason right now to knock off the other schools.”

Though Bowman didn’t want to name his overall favorite, he did name his top two.

“Right now, I’d honestly say that Penn State and Virginia Tech are my favorites,” Bowman said. “Penn State and Virginia Tech are kind of similar. I’m not a big material guy…Penn State has renovated its facilities and has larger facilities. Virginia Tech is in the process of doing it. Virginia Tech’s campus is great and Penn State’s campus is great. Virginia Tech’s fans are crazy and Penn State’s fans are even crazier. Neither one is too far ahead.”

The 6-0, 218-pound star is out for the season with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. He has focused on graduating early – he graduates around December 20th and hopes to have a decision before then. Bowman