Welcome to our series chronicling the #JustWork (as we’re calling it) USF Recruiting Class of 2023. The series will breakdown every single recruit that signed to officially become a part of Head Coach Alex Golesh’s first recruiting class. Help us welcome OL Deonte Bowie to the Bulls!
OL Deonte Bowie (Blinn Junior College)
Committed to the Bulls on December 18th, 2022, Bowie represents one of eight offensive linemen added to the 2023 class with James Jenkins, Nikola Milovac, Drew Perez, Timothy Lawrence, Cole Skinner, Derek Bowman, and RJ Perry coming along for the ride as well. Via 247Sports.com, Bowie was ranked as the 4th best interior offensive lineman in the class among JUCO players, garnering offers from Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, UNLV, Western Kentucky, FAMU, and more during his recruitment.
Run the Tape:
Punishing run blocker that is devastating in open space. Consistent motor and effort who loves finishing blocks. Great technique allows for Bowie to win against defenders. Possesses a solid base and keeps pad level low to prevent being overpowered in run/pass blocking situations. Great footwork for his size and will fare well in an offensive scheme that allows their lineman to move. Looks the part of an interior offensive lineman but displays the tools to move to the outside as a tackle.
As mentioned in previous articles about linemen, I’m always excited about trench guys that look the part heading into the Division 1 level. Bowie is an impressive recruit with JUCO experience and looks the part as an interior offensive lineman that can help the Bulls on the inside immediately. As it always is with #TeamTrench, how these recruits are able to develop their game for the next level is something to keep an eye on as depth is CRUCIAL on the offensive line. For an OL that has lost a number of guys to graduation, it could open the window for players like Bowie to see playing time early. Welcome to the Bulls Deonte!
#JustWork USF Football Class of 2023
|1||JeyQuan Smith||WR||Cajon (CA)||0.8789||5.5|
|2||Israel Carter||QB||Centennial (CA)||0.8786||5.7|
|3||Jarvis Lee||CB||IMG Academy||0.8656||5.5|
|4||James Jenkins||OL||Carrollwood Day||0.8647||5.6|
|5||Nikola Milovac||OL||Clearwater Academy International||0.8600||5.4|
|6||Jaylen Johnson||RB||Appling County (GA)||0.8572||5.6|
|7||Demitrius Carter Jr.||WR||Steinbrenner||0.8552||5.5|
|8||Deonte Bowie||OL||Blinn College (JUCO)||0.8550||5.4|
|9||Drew Perez||OL||Southlake Carroll (TX)||0.8547||5.5|
|10||Tawfiq Byard||S||DeMatha Catholic (MD)||0.8283||5.4
|11||Stantavious Smith||DT||Dougherty (GA)||0.8489||5.5|
|12||Timothy Lawrence||OL||Fleming Island||0.8337||5.4|
|13||Gerard Edimo||TE||Stony Point (TX)||0.8306||5.4|
|14||Cole Skinner||OL||Point Pleasant (NJ)||0.8204||5.4|
|15||Trey Dubuc||LS||Cardinal Gibbons||0.7844||5.3|
|16||Keshaun Singleton||WR||Meadowcreek (GA)||N/A||5.5|
|17||Tyree Kelly||WR||Cairo (GA)||N/A||5.3|