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2006 '06 MD LB Navorro Bowman (Penn State signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. gobucks19

    gobucks19 JT's #1 recruit

    After the continued elite-level performance of our LBs this year [including press], how can we not be in on every stud LB in the country? This truly boggles my mind....
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Scout $

    10/9

    Navarro has set up offical visits to tOSU (10/15) and Tennessee (12/10). He was supposed to attend the PSU/tOSU game but the weather kept him away. He mentions that PSU has had the Buckeye game circled for awhile and he was not suprised they played so well.
  3. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Moderator

    Rivals $

    10/12

    Navorro talks about his recruitment and his excitement for his visit to tOSU for this weekend. Penn St. looks to currently be his leader. He has visits scheduled for Tennessee and VA Tech. His last visit will either be Michigan St., Florida, Illinois, or North Carolina.
  4. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Bowman wants to graduate early, and Penn State and Ohio State are two of his leaders.

    Interestingly, current Buckeye CB Ashton Youboty also graduated early, and his final two choices were Penn State (thought to be his leader) and Ohio State. Well, Ashton ended up choosing Ohio State because OSU is on the quarter system academically, and Penn State is on semesters. Although the old articles on Youboty do not go into detail about the difference between the two systems, if I remember correctly, the quarter system at Ohio State allowed Ashton to enrol in time for the spring practices prior to his freshman year, whereas the Penn State semester system would not have allowed him to do so. I wonder if any similar considerations will come into play with Bowman.
  5. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Moderator

    That's a great point LJB. I hadn't thought about that possibility. He won't have to enroll in January here to be eligible for Spring practice, as he would at PSU. He only has to enroll for Spring quarter. Gives him some time to play in all-star games and such that he wouldn't have if he had to enroll in January.
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    Bowman attended the Michigan State game on Saturday....
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    Rivals $

    10/16/05

    By Mike Farrell...Navorro talks at length about his visit. He was hosted by Doug Worthington and Maurice Wells and jelled with them immediately. He rates the trip as an 8 or 9.

    A great read for those that have access...
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 FINISH STRONG Staff Member

    Rivals $

    10/16/05

    By Bill Kurelic...more of the same. He'll visit VT on 11/5 and Tennessee on 12/10. He also wants to visit Florida.
    LordJeffBuck likes this.
  9. LightningRod

    LightningRod Junior

    Bowman missed today's game on account of a shoulder injury. No mention on how long he will be out.

  10. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Penn State Rivals 10/30/05

    Penn State leads, followed by Ohio State and Virginia Tech, who are tied for second. Bowman will decide in early December.
  11. in your opinion, is this one pretty much over? if he had already taken his official here, is there much more we can do that will convince him by early december?
  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    It's getting close, but, as I mentioned above, when a kid wants to enroll in college early (like Bowman), another factor comes into play - the colleges' academic schedules. In the past, Ohio State's "quarter" schedule has allowed kids to graduate high school in December, enroll in January, and participate in spring practice before their freshman year (see Ashton Youboty, Maurice Clarett, Jim Cordle). Will this be a consideration for Navorro? If so, the Bucks might have an edge over Penn State in that one area. Could this be enough to sway Navorro? Maybe, and it certainly was a factor with Youboty, whose finalists were OSU and PSU....
  13. didnt even see the post you were talkin about until right now. man, i hope the same thing that happened with youboty happens with him. with a couple of LBs that might not qualify, he would be a huge get
  14. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    If I'm not mistaken, didn't those two hotshot recruits, Justin King and the wideout participate in spring ball at Penn St? I'm pretty sure they did, so apparently it can be done. Which I'm sure that JoePa is quick to point out. Also, doesn't PSU have two pretty fair 'backers as either juniors or sophomores? Or are they looking at D'andrea (sr), Freeman (soph?), Hoobler (jr), and Kerr (sr+), plus a couple of redshirts and get scared off? I woulda thought that Rico McCarty would have joined up, but I don't see or hear of him from Tennessee. Anyway, I join the ranks of 'why don't the LB studs want to come to tOSU?' The defense is set up for them to make all the tackles, and there are some pretty good DT's and DE's in the pipeline, so the spaceeaters will keep the line off them,.....

    It does sound like our recuiters need to do some selling.:oh: :io:
  15. not to be nit picky, but i believe the linebacker you were refering to is rico mcCoy.

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