Bowman Makes About Face, Stays Home
Shane Bowman to UW (
Shane Bowman to UW (
Posted Jan 20, 2014
Chris Fetters

Shane Bowman took an official visit to Washington this past weekend and from his trip report all signs pointed to a great time. On Monday Bowman had time to reflect on the visit and then made his feelings known on twitter. In tweets three minutes apart, the 6-foot-4, 242-pound defensive end from Bellevue de-committed from Oregon State and then pledged his footballing future to Washington.

This was Bowman's first tweet.

"Shane Bowman ?@shanebowman54 5m
I have decommited from Oregon State-Coach Riley and Coach Joe are tremendous people with a great program but just not the perfect fit for me"

Three minutes later he followed it up with this one.

"Shane Bowman ?@shanebowman54 2m
"With that being said I have committed to the University of Washington."

Here is what Bellevue Head Coach Butch Goncharoff said about Bowman's commitment Monday afternoon.

"I've said it before but I think Shane is one of the biggest steals out there," Goncharoff said. "I think the kid can play. I know he's going to do the work, that's the thing. Shane will work hard. I think what you see is him getting better every year and I think he has a chance to be really. I'm kind of stunned that it took this long, in some ways, for schools to hop on. I know people look at him and is he an inside guy, an outside guy? I just know he can play football. We've had a lot of good ones, and he's one of them."

Does Goncharoff see Bowman playing inside or outside on the defensive line in college? "I think he's going to get big enough to play inside, I really do," he said. "He could probably play inside, he could probably do both. The fact that he can just play is a big deal."

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