What a flip of occasions.
Demarkcus Bowman, a former consensus five-star working again from Lakeland, Fla., will switch to the Florida Gators, as reported first by GatorsTerritory. Bowman introduced that he would enter the switch portal on October 1st, just a few weeks into his freshman season with the Clemson Tigers.
Bowman was extensively believed to be Florida’s No. 1 working again goal within the 2020 cycle, regardless of his early dedication to Clemson which got here on Might third, 2019. Though he dedicated to the Tigers, the Gators saved in contact with the star prospect and had been thought-about a possible flip candidate at occasions, given Florida’s ties to the Dreadnaught program.
Quick ahead almost a 12 months, after he signed, and Bowman introduced that he would switch again to his dwelling state to and play for Florida, about two hours north of Lakeland. Bowman’s recruitment was going to be one other one-that-got-away story for the books, that’s till head coach Dan Mullen and the workers made it evident that Bowman could be welcome to Florida after spurning the Gators the primary time.
A number of former Lakeland teammates jumped on the information, together with tight finish Keon Zipperer and linebacker Lloyd Summerall III. Freshmen defensive lineman Gervon Dexter, from close by Lake Wales, and linebacker Derek Wingo additionally tweeted at and about Bowman previous to his dedication, as each star prospects tried to recruit Bowman to Florida throughout the 2020 cycle.
By way of the three video games Clemson has performed to date, Bowman solely had 9 carries, six coming in opposition to Wake Forest and the opposite three in opposition to The Citadel. Bowman completed his brief Clemson profession with 32 dashing yards.
After talking with David Hood of TigerNet.com, Bowman cited his purpose to transfer from Clemson was that he needed to be nearer to dwelling after each of his grandfathers had handed away. His first grandfather to go was a motivating think about Bowman pledging to Clemson as he lived in Atlanta, lower than three hours away.
On the sphere, Bowman is electrical and will definitely shake up the depth chart upon his arrival if he’s cleared to play rapidly. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound again has immaculate steadiness and imaginative and prescient, traits which can be wanted to be the perfect on the school stage. Bowman is shifty and has 4.47-second 40-yard-dash pace, hitting a second gear in his runs that just a few can meet up with.
The Lakeland standout gained a championship in top-of-the-line divisions in highschool soccer, beating St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in 2018 after Bowman had 211 yards to assist Lakeland safe its seventh state championship.
All in all, Florida’s working again room simply improved tenfold with Bowman’s addition, whether or not he can step on the sphere this season or subsequent.