One year ago this month, then-UNC football commitment Kyran Bowman sent out a puzzling tweet naming an updated top five.
Bowman, who was a 2016 wide receiver, had been committed to the Tar Heels for over a year, so it was strange to see the Havelock, North Carolina, native acknowledging a list of favorites that included NC State, Arizona, UCLA and Kentucky in addition to UNC.
It later became clear that Bowman, a dual-sport star at Havelock High School, was referring to a top five for basketball. A couple months later, he made the decision to walk away from football, decommit from North Carolina and focus on basketball.
A 6-1, 175-pound guard on the hardwood, Bowman garnered heavy interest as a basketball prospect during his senior season. Some of that interest has come from the ACC.
Boston College has been knocking Bowman’s door a lot recently. According to the New Bern Sun Herald, the 2016 standout plans to take an official visit to Chestnut Hill:
Boys basketball: Havelock's Kyran Bowman says he will take official college visits to Boston College, Cal., Cincinnati, Memphis, Missouri
— Adam Thompson (@A_ThompsonNBSJ) March 20, 2016
The Eagles limped to a 7-25 record to finish the 2015-16 season, but arguably the most promising player on the roster is a guard they signed out of North Carolina last recruiting cycle. Raleigh native Jerome Robinson, who starred at Broughton High School, averaged 11.7 points and three assists per game as a freshman.
If Bowman picks Boston College, he would be the second North Carolina product to join the team’s 2016 class. Greensboro point guard Ty Graves signed with the Eagles in the fall.