Gerald Bowman is excited about new interest from some Pac-10 schools because although the Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce C.C. safety has a couple offers already he's still trying to get his name out more.
Cal, Oregon and Florida International are the main programs now interested in Bowman, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound safety who already lists offers from Arizona State and South Florida. Trips to see the Sun Devils and Golden Bears are going to happen over the next couple months.
"Recently, I've been talking to Cal and those guys are pretty excited about me," Bowman said. "They weren't sure if they're going to take a JC safety but if they were to take one I'm definitely No. 1 on their list. I'm going to go up there for a visit in March.
"I'm pretty interested in Cal. It's funny because I always try to get myself out there. Most of the time you won't get much of a response, maybe an e-mail, but they got back to me ASAP. I'm excited to get up there."
The trip to Cal is supposed to happen sometime in March and then Bowman is expected to make his way to Arizona State in late April. Since the Sun Devils have already offered, Bowman is taking particular interest in that trip.
"I'm really excited about Arizona State," Bowman said. "I'm building a relationship with coach (Trent) Bray and I'm in contact with Vontaze Burfict. Of course, he's trying to get me to come up there and commit. I'm excited to go up there."
South Florida has offered but has not been in much contact recently, Bowman said. That's fine since it's still relatively early in his recruitment so there isn't too much concern yet. The coaching staff has told him they're pretty deep in the secondary but were so excited about his film that they had to send an offer.
Miami and Washington are two other schools that Bowman has mentioned in the past and he fully expects other programs to offer at some point before he starts to really focus on making a decision.
"It's been kind of quiet with South Florida," he said. "They told me they had a lot of younger guys who were playing safety but that once they saw my film they had to offer me."