Bowman lands big-time offer

Gerald Bowman has been picking up big-time offers all spring and one of the biggest ones yet came Wednesday when USC offered the Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce C.C. safety.
"(Tuesday) I talked to Lane Kiffin and he told me they had a scholarship for me," Bowman said.
"Coach (Ed) Orgeron told my mom a couple days ago because they came up and spoke to my head coach and I gave them a call. They told me the scholarship is there but there is no rush for me to commit and I can take as long as I need to make a decision."

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Bowman, who finished with 56 tackles and an interception in eight games last season, said he still plans to wait things out and isn't going to make a decision soon. Orgeron is expected to watch Pierce's workout on Wednesday. Even though a decision isn't imminent, the Trojans are going to be strongly considered.
"I'm still going to wait it out," Bowman said. "Like I said before, this is the first time going through the process so I'm going to enjoy it while I can.
"Being that I'm close to them I can go out and visit but at the same time it's not about the name for me it's about where I'm going to be comfortable so I'll figure out the best situation for me. If that's the best spot for me then I'll go ahead and commit. Right now I'm still weighing out my options."
There are plenty of those.
So far, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Cincinnati, Colorado, FIU, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Oregon State, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and West Virginia have offered the junior college defensive back.
Bowman, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect, said he's still waiting to hear from Miami and Oklahoma to see if those programs offer.