Several interested in 2013 LB

Junior inside linebacker Nigel Bowden of Macon (Ga.) Central had one offer as of Wednesday night, but he is pretty sure that number is about to grow.
"I've been hearing a lot from Florida and Georgia," Bowden said.
Vanderbilt already has pulled the trigger. That happened back during spring practice. Bowden, who is 6-feet-1, 223 pounds, plans to visit the Commodores on Oct. 15, when they play host to Georgia.
"I like the coaches," Bowden said. "Even when I had a problem with my knee they kept checking on me. I had knee problems after the Alabama camp."
The knee is now 100 percent, Bowden said.
Besides his upcoming trip to Vanderbilt, Bowden hopes to check out both Florida and Georgia this fall. Additionally, he said he is hearing from Alabama and Auburn.
"I'm supposed to go this Saturday to Florida for the Alabama game," Bowden said. "My brother has to check in with his job to see if he can get off. If he can, I'm going down there. I'm also trying to go up to (Athens) for a game."
Bowden, a three-year starter, had an active summer.
"I went to Bama for camp. I also went to UGA and Florida, but I went to those to meet the coaches. At Florida, the coaches knew who I was as soon as they saw my face. The head coach said he liked my playing style - how I run through gaps and blow things up. It seems like Florida and Bama have real tough coaches, but I like that. At Georgia, I really like how the players on the team connect with each other."
According to Bowden, he has no early favorites.
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