Virginia Tech has been a co-leader with Penn State in the race for the services of Suitland, Md. linebacker Navorro Bowman for awhile now. Bowman visited Penn State officially back in September and took his official visit to Blacksburg this past weekend. How did they compare and when is a decision going to be made?
"The atmospheres were similar," said the 6-foot-0, 218-pounder. "Virginia Tech was a night game so that was a little different because Penn State was a day game, but the crowds at both places were great. Penn State won their game and it wasn't Virginia Tech's day this weekend, but they still showed me a good time after the loss."
Bowman was hosted by fellow linebacker Xavier Adibi.
"You can tell he doesn't like losing but he was cool," he said. "I think he and I are similar players so I watched him pretty closely. Virginia Tech said I could play any of their linebacker positions."
Bowman also met the team and coaches.
"I met everybody," he said. "I had a good visit overall, nothing changed as Tech and Penn State are still on top."
So when will a decision come?
"I want to take at least my next visit which is to Florida on Nov. 25," he said. "I won't do anything before that. I was supposed to go to Tennessee on Dec. 2, but they wanted to move my official visit way back so I'm not interested in them anymore. I just realized it wasn't my type of school."
Bowman took an official visit to Ohio State on Oct. 14 and said the Buckeyes are still in it, but it's clear who his leaders are.
"I've liked Penn State and Virginia Tech for a long time. After the Florida trip I'll try to figure things out."