January 17, 2014

UNC offers 2016 in-state WR Bowman

There is no doubt that Havelock (N.C.) high school has been a breeding ground for division one athletes.

And Larry Fedora and his coaching staff have taken notice, as they are looking to keep the best talent in the state, here in North Carolina.

Havelock has had several recruits so far that the Tar Heel coaching staff have kept their eye on, as 2014 running back target Derrell Scott, has been a name, while other targets such as 2015 wide receiver Michael Bowman and 2016 linebacker Keion Joyner are also big names that North Carolina is currently targeting.

Well, there is now another name to remember, as sophomore wide receiver Kyran Bowman, the younger brother of Michael Bowman, received an offer from North Carolina Thursday.

Bowman is a 6'2, 183 receiver who has all the athletic ability in the world and is slowly starting to pick up in his recruitment. The size and athletic ability is something that one can't teach and the coaching staff realizes the potential of this big-time in-state receiver.

Defensive coordinator Dan Disch stopped by this week to deliver the good news.

"Tar Heel Illustrated caught up with Havelock's coach King to see what the coaching staff had to say about the young stud wide receiver.

"He is great player with great grades."

"He is a no brainer, a tall athlete and one that can catch," were just a few phrases thrown around describing Bowman as player by the coaching UNC coaching staff.

"He was excited and grateful," coach King said about Bowman's reaction to the good news. "He is a great player and our next big time one. Even more so, he is a great person and his teachers love him."

This past season, Bowman was able to rack in 25 catches on the season for 538 yards and eight touchdowns, as Havelock went undefeated on the season, winning the 3A state Championship.

The Wolfpacker was able to scout the young receiver in the championship game and here is what they reported.

"Scouting report: The elder Bowman has a nice frame, but the younger brother might be even taller. Rivals.com has him listed at 6-2 and 183 pounds, and he more than looks the part as just a sophomore.

Bowman showed some nice play-making ability after the catch, but did have drops on back-to-back plays at one point. They were catchable passes, it's likely he just had a lapse in concentration.

On the other passes, he caught the ball away from his body well and showed some athleticism. The first catch where he caught a quick pass behind the line of scrimmage and gained nine yards might have been the most impressive. He showed some toughness after a few catches and finished the year with 25 receptions, which went for 538 yards."

And that isn't all for the young athlete. Bowman is not only a star on the football field, he is also a star on the basketball court, as his team is currently 7-5 on the season, with Bowman averaging over 20 points a game and seven rebounds, just showing his true athletic ability in any sport.

North Carolina has been strong on the recruiting trail for his older brother Michael and there isn't a doubt in mind that his recruitment has to have some kind of effect on his younger brother.

If the Tar Heels were able to secure a commitment from Michael in the class of 2015, the Tar Heels could certainly be looked at as a favorite in Kyran's eyes.

No matter what though, the coaching staff sees potential in this young stud receiver and will be a name that Tar Heel fans will want to keep an eye on.


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