Troy Bowles, elite 4-star 2023 linebacker, announces SEC commitment
Troy Bowles, one of the top linebackers in the class of 2023, is headed to Georgia. The top-50 prospect announced his pledge to the Bulldogs on Saturday.
1000% COMMITTED. GO DAWGS🐶‼️‼️. ALL GLORY TO GOD🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/PFdxE6Y34b
— Troy Bowles🧟♂️ ²³ (@TroyBowles23) July 16, 2022
Bowles, the son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles, plays for Jesuit High School in Tampa. The 6-1, 205-pounder is rated 4-stars, the No. 2 linebacker and No. 44 prospect overall in the class of 2023 on the 247Sports Composite. He has picked up 41 scholarship offers.
Last month, Bowles visited Oklahoma (June 3), Georgia (June 10) and Ohio State (June 24), his 3 finalists heading into Saturday’s commitment announcement.
Andrew Ivins of 247Sports describes Bowles as the total package, forecasting an early-round NFL Draft selection in his future:
One of the more complete three-down linebacker prospects to come out of Florida recently given his ability to not only take on blocks and blitz, but also cover tight ends and running backs. … A face-up tackler with good leg drive that doesn’t let many slip ball carriers out of his hands. Featured primarily as a stand-up edge player early on in his prep career, which in turn taught him how to win with a chop or a simple dip of the shoulder. Comfortable in zone coverage and is quick to anticipate throws. …
Bowles gives the Bulldogs 14 commitments for 2023. His highlights can be viewed via Hudl: