Athens — Devin Bowman is in.
That’s the word from his high school coach, who confirmed that the talented athlete out of Rossville had met his final requirement for freshman eligibility at Georgia. Bowman, who met all other criteria for admission, had been hung up on the English portion of the state-required high school education test for several months.
“He made the score; we got word today that he had passed,” Ridgeland High School coach Mark Mariakis said. “So he talked to Georgia today and told me that they’re trying to work it out so he can be there tomorrow. He’s done everything he needed to do and he’s ready to go.”
Mariakis said the report of the passing score was sent by email Monday to Ridgeland High School guidance counselors, who forwarded the results to him. He then called Bowman and delivered the news to him and his mother.
Georgia’s football players are scheduled to report to Athens for preseason camp by Tuesday evening. The first practice is Thursday.