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Meet The Class: QB Micah Bowens

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Penn State went westward to find its gunslinger for the 2020 class.

BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2020 class. Coming in at No. 27 was three-star QB Micah Bowens.


What makes you excited about Micah Bowens?

“I think just how well he fits the quarterback position in this era. Having played at Bishop Gorman, Bowens is clearly comfortable playing in a college-level spread offense, and his game is tailored to that. He can make quick decisions in the pocket, but he also shows the ability to make plays on the run. Bowen doesn’t have elite speed, but he’s very quick and shows tremendous elusiveness -- which, once again, is a big time positive in today’s college offenses.” --Patrick

What worries you about Micah Bowens?

“Bowens is a project. He was certainly a winner in high school at one of the nation’s best programs, but his mechanics will need fine tuning, he’s not the biggest guy around by any means, and he’s a good but not elite athlete when it comes to making things happen with his feet. I have him ranked fairly lowly (which will get to later), but only because someone had to be ranked there.” --Clay

Do you think Micah Bowens will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?

“If Bowens does not redshirt in 2020, then something has gone catastrophically wrong. He is a great athlete but his throwing motion is messy and needs a lot of work. Bowens is likely at least 2-3 years away from competing for significant playing time.” --Marty

What is your projection for Micah Bowens: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, all-american?

Clay: Depth provider. Bowens could absolutely break through, but I like Taquan Roberson and Michael Johnson Jr. better and PSU could be adding a big name QB in 2021.

Marty: Depth provider.

Patrick: Depth provider. Bowens has potential, but I’d rank him behind both QBs from the 2019 class.

Lastly, where do you have Micah Bowens ranked in Penn State’s class?

Clay: 27th
Marty: 27th
Patrick: 26th