Alabama landed a player the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called “arguably the stateâ€™s top prospect at wide receiver,” when Michael Bowman committed Sunday evening.
Bowman wanted to play for Georgia, but got tired of waiting on a scholarship offer. Bowman has not yet met academic qualifications, but expects that he will.
Bowman said he is choosing Alabama over LSU and Oregon, among around a dozen offers. â€œAlabama said with [freshman sensation] Julio Jones on one side at receiver, and me on the other, who could stop us? They told me â€˜I am a big part of the future of Alabama footballâ€™ and that I shouldnâ€™t wait on Georgia any longer while they already have a place for me.â€
Bowman is a four-star recruit according to Rivals and a three-star by Scout. Bowman is 6’4″ 212 lbs. He holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, North Carolina State, Ole Miss and Oregon.
How good is Bowman? He won best receiver at the Georgia summer camp.
He also visited with the Bulldogs during the season opener between the hedges. The academic issues were a topic of conversation, but Bowman believes it won’t be a problem. He told UGASports.com that he only needs a few points to qualify.
“I am set up to take the ACT again in October and I need to raise my score about 3-4 points,” he said. “I am going to make it. I am going to do whatever I can to make it, so I think I will get an offer from Georgia when I do.”
But apparently he decided to make a move instead of waiting.