Nigel Bowden, who recently de-committed from Georgia Tech, said he is still considering the Yellow Jackets and will likely sign with them or Vanderbilt.
The 6-foot, 238-pounder from Central Macon High School originally committed to Vanderbilt then switched to Georgia Tech in early June. One day after making the switch, Bowden said he realized he may have rushed his decision.
The 4-star linebacker is currently not committed to any school.
“I talked with my coach, my family and everybody, and they felt like I might be doing things in too much of a rush … and after thinking about it some, I felt the same way,” Bowden told the AJC on Thursday.
“This is one of the biggest decisions of my life, and they want me to be happy at the place I’m going to spend the next 4-5 years of my life. So I decided to take a step back and look at everything some more. I’m going to visit Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt a lot more, and it’s going to be either one of them.”
Bowden said Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum was sympathetic about the situation when they talked. “Coach Andy understood what I was doing and why I was doing it. He told me I need to handle things in the way that make me feel most comfortable.”
What’s next for Bowden? He was supposed to make an unofficial visit to Vanderbilt this weekend but had to cancel because of his family’s car trouble. He hopes to make at least another trip to both Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt this summer, and then take official visits to each finalist in the fall.
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