Varsity Preps

Bowman Looking to Improve

In the world of 6A football in Region 1 in Mississippi, it has almost always been South Panola, Olive Branch and everyone else.  That changed this past season with the emergence of Grenada, Tupelo, and Desoto Central as powers in the region.  All those teams were able to make a run to the playoffs and cement themselves as teams to watch in the coming year.


One of the reasons that Desoto Central made a run was the play of their 2016 quarterback Cameron Bowman.  The talented 6 foot 2  185 pound signal caller was able to help his team with his arm this past season.  Bowman finished 2013 with over 1700 yards passing and 14 touchdowns.  Now he has turned his attention to the off season and getting ready for a big junior campaign.

Bowman feels like he has some very strong parts to his game.  Like any good athlete, he also knows that there is always room to improve on an already talented game.

“We run the spread so I fit well into that system already,” said Bowman.  “But we also run some option based offense so I have some mobility as well.  My two biggest areas of improvement I am working on are my footwork and my speed.  I am working hard every day with a trainer to improve in those areas.  As far as strengths, I feel like my greatest strengths are my ability to make reads and my pocket presence.  I always try to do a good job of keeping my eyes downfield to make a play.”

Bowman understands that the term student athlete is very important.  He wants to make sure that he finds that perfect fit of both education and football at the next level.

“After football, I would like to become a physical therapist,” he said.  “I have always been interested in science and would like to pursue a degree in Kinesiology or Biological Sciences.

“From a football standpoint, I wouldn’t mind staying close to home to play ball.  I would also value a very good relationship with the coaches at the school that I am going to be attending.”

A few schools have already grabbed Bowman’s attention when it comes to recruiting.  He was able to visit one already this year and hopes to attend some games at a few others.

“Obviously, Mississippi State is a school I like,” he said.  “I attended the Alabama game there last year and I really had a great time.  I loved the environment and atmosphere at MSU.  The crowd was so loud and crazy and I loved all the cowbells.  I will be attending Jr Day at Mississippi State in February.

“I also want to visit both Georgia and LSU for games soon.  They both have great traditions and are schools that I like.

“I will also be going to QBR to improve my skills.  Our school team also does a lot of 7 on 7 tournaments and will be attending the National Select 7 on 7 in Hoover, AL.  I will also be attending the Nike football training camp and I hope to get invited to the Rivals camp.”

You can follow Cameron on twitter @CamBowman97



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