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Bowden No Longer Committed To Vanderbilt

Linebacker Nigel Bowden from Macon (Ga.) Central High School switched his commitment from Vanderbilt to Georgia Tech during a visit to the school’s campus on Friday.

“I’ve been thinking about Georgia Tech for a while,” Bowden told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was always between those two, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. I switched because I always wanted to play for my home state school. Plus, my mother always wanted me to go to Georgia Tech. My family can go to all of the games.”

Vanderbilt’s coaching staff can continue to recruit Bowden but it’s not likely to do the Commodores any good. Bowden, who told the AJC at the time of the interview that he hadn’t been able to reach Vanderbilt’s coaches, expects coach James Franklin to be unhappy with Bowden’s decision.

“They are probably going to come after me to get me to commit to them again,” Bowden said. “Overall, Vanderbilt is a great school, but Georgia Tech is where I want to be.”

Of course, many SEC fans will wonder if Bowden is among the “men of honor” Franklin is recruiting to Vanderbilt.


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