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Recruiting on the Plains: 2018 QB Alan Bowman Commits to Texas Tech

Texas Tech has added their 2018 quarterback to the class.

Player: Alan Bowman
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 208
School: Grapevine (Grapevine, Texas)
Class: 2018
Offers: Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgia State, Houston, Illinois, Incarnate Word, Liberty, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, New Mexico State, Rice, San Diego State, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech
Recruiting Services: Rivals | 24/7 Sports | Scout | ESPN
Cumulative Ranking: 0.8503

It was just a matter of time as Bowman was offered this past weekend and committed just three days later. Bowman has been playing quarterback since he was a sophomore, where he completed 68% of his passes for 1,754 yards and 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He improved greatly on that his junior year where he completed 64% of his passes for 2,740 yards, 27 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. Bowman’s junior year was even better, where he completed 70% of his passes for 3,329 yards, 42 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

It seems that Bowman is a good athlete, not great, with a very good arm and great presence and football IQ. A high completion rate and low interception numbers without a huge arm means that Bowman is a very good quarterback for what Kingsbury likes to do. And Bowman’s arm isn’t huge, like Mahomes, but Mahomes was special and Bowman’s arm can get all of the passes he needs to make and he still averages 9.4 yards per attempt, which means that he’s making big plays on a very regular basis without heaving the ball down the field. And Bowman’s vision is really off the charts, as is his touch and ability to find open players. That’s where the IQ comes into play.

Inside The Red Raiders’ Jarrett Johnson spoke with Bowman:

“He said I threw the ball very well, that he was extremely impressed, and then he kind of just talked about the quarterback situation. After this year, he said I have a good shot to come in as a freshman and compete. He said they loved my film and that they want to offer me a scholarship, that they were really impressed and they wanted me to go there.”

Another article I found from Recruiting News Guru about how he prepares for a game as well as his mechanics (I agree with his assessment):

“I don’t have a big problem with my mechanics. Some QBs dip the ball in the water lowering the ball. I don’t really do that but I do it ever so slightly every now and again. I have worked on getting my elbow forward on my throws. I have gone to a lot of camps to work on my throwing motion. The next level split second timing is huge. I have been working on a quicker release.”

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