Johnny Bowens, who committed to Texas A&M on Christmas Day, has decided to back off that pledge and decommitted from the Aggies.

Bowens is from Converse, Texas (Judson) and is listed at 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds. He’s a 4-star prospect and rated the No. 36 defensive line prospect in the class of 2023. It appears that Oregon, Texas and LSU are in the mix. He has a reported 10 offers. Bowens’ decision drops the Aggies to 5 commitments for 2023, however the silver lining for Aggie fans is the program had a tremendous defensive line class in the 2022 cycle.

Bowens thanked the Aggie coaching staff for giving him the opportunity of a lifetime, and he wrote that he would cherish the relationships built with the coaches and players during that process.

“I am doing what is best for me, and at this time, I want to be able to see other places to find what fits me best,” Bowens wrote on social media. “My recruitment is 100% open. I hope Texas A&M fans understand.”

Here are his highlights from Hudl: