The recruitment of Elijah Bowick started early, so it’s only fitting that it ended early, too.
Bowick, a rising senior at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C., was an early target for Virginia Tech in the Class of 2019. The Hokies’ coaching staff singled out Bowick early in the process and offered him as a sophomore.
“The first couple games, they came by the school and we were talking,” Bowick said. “They weren’t saying much, we just talked about the game a little bit, my personal stuff, how I am, stuff like that. Just been building a connection since then.”
Once the Hokies evaluated Bowick, they made him a priority. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Bowick holds 11 scholarship offers, all of which are from Power 5 programs, so the Hokies had to get started as early as possible.
After Virginia Tech jumped into his recruitment, the Hokies hosted Bowick on campus to see the team prepare for the Belk Bowl in 2016. Bowick appreciated Tech’s focus and intensity during the practice, and it made a lasting impression.
“Preparing for the bowl is a big opportunity,” Bowick said. “The way they were focused, locked in — they seemed like they were ready to play that day. I mean, their practice intensity, their tempo,...
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