Will a former UNC FB commit end up playing basketball at another ACC school?


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:

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.