The Florida Gators have added another former five-star recruit from the transfer portal. Former Clemson running back Demarkcus Bowman was committed and will transfer to the University of Florida. The Gators land Bowman after a few days after he put his name in the Transfer Portal on October 1st.
This is a huge win for the Florida Gators and their coaching staff. Bowman was a priority for them during the 2020 recruiting cycle but failed to get his commitment. Florida currently has five scholarship running backs including former five-star recruit and Miami Hurricane Lorenzo Lingard.
Who is Demarkcus Bowman?
Demarkcus Bowman is a freshman running back out of Clemson University. Out of high school, Bowman was a five-star running back out of Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Florida.
On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Bowman was the 20th ranked recruit and the third-ranked running back in the country. He was also the fourth-ranked recruit in the state of Florida. On Rivals, Bowman was the 26th ranked recruit and the second-ranked running back in the country.
During his recruitment, Bowman had 17 offers from some of the top programs in the country. Bowman had offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, and Texas
During his time at Clemson, Bowman only participated in two games with the Tigers. In those two games, Bowman had 22 yards on six carries against Wake Forest and ten yards on three carries versus The Citadel.
Demarkcus Bowman is a 5’10” 190 pound running back. Bowman is a short, physical running back. He can make an immediate impact for the Gators. Florida has a lot of talented running backs in their backfield but Bowman is a terrific talent.
Bowman possesses great vision and burst. That helps him run well in between the tackles. The Lakeland product also has 4.5 40 yard dash speed with a good burst. His pass-catching ability makes him an asset in the passing game and could help him get more playing time at the University of Florida.
Bowman will still need a waiver from the NCAA in order to play this season. If Bowman doesn’t get the waiver, he will still be able to redshirt and have four years of eligibility since he only played in two games this season.