Texas Tech received their 9th commitment on Tuesday, from Hutchinson C.C. wide receiver De’Quan Bowman. We’ve got video, links and a new perspective on Bowman. All after the jump.
|DE’QUAN BOWMAN||WIDE RECEIVER|
|HT/WT: 5-11/180||FORTY: 4.36|
|JUCO: Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS)|
|OFFERS: Texas Tech|
|RECRUITING SERVICE:||RANKING:||POSITION RANK:||STATE RANK:|
|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8500|
|PROFILE DATE: May 21, 2015|
The Player Speaks: The thing that I’ve been trying to figure out is how a guy from New Jersey ends up in Kansas to play football. Thankfully, PressofAtlanticCity comes to the rescue. Bowman ended up in Kansas because his grades at Millville, New Jersey weren’t up to snuff. As a senior, Bowman had 27 catches for 440 yards and 4 touchdowns, which isn’t that great, but as mentioned above, he didn’t qualify. So, Bowman then went to Atlanta Sports Academy, which is a prep school in 2013 and then arriving in Hutchinson in 2014. Bowman said that his mom, Pamela, said that he has to be persistent:
“My mom always beat into my head to be persistent in whatever I wanted to do,” Bowman said. “I got pretty far, so I thought I might as well keep going.”
Bowman said that he’s proud of what he’s done and worked hard to get where he is:
It might have taken him some time to earn a scholarship, but Bowman is thrilled with the chance to play for a Football Bowl Subdivision college. His academic troubles could have easily caused him to give up on his goal of playing college football after high school.
“I look back and think that it was definitely worth it,” he said. “I always had a hard-working ethic. Things just happened for the best. The hard work finally paid off. I’m proud of myself, but I’m not satisfied. I still have a long way to go.”
Scouting Report: So that first video that I’ve posted is from practice. Yeah, practice, and after watching the practice film versus the second video, I’ve come away with a much different impression about Bowman as a player.
In the first video, the practice video, you see a guy that runs really nice routes, makes some really nice catches, is able to not get blocked at the line of scrimmage, has a very good ability to find the ball and make the catch. If you stick around to the 4 minute mark, you’ll see how he a tenacious blocker, sticks on his man and doesn’t let up. When he plays inside, he does a really nice job of finding the seam and when asked to run an out route, he gets to his mark, goes up and gets the ball and makes the catch. And before you make your evaluation, Bowman is the #4 ranked JUCO wide receiver in the 2016 class.
And last, but not least, make sure and check out the new and improved recruiting table, with links to every profile as well as a map pinpoinint each recruit, video and links to every scouting service, along with how the players rank in state and at their position. Yeah, I did a ton of work on this, so make sure and check it out.