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D.C. Linebacker DeAngelo Bowden Coming to Work for Pitt Coaches In Person



Pitt linebacker target DeAngelo Bowden.

One week before the start of official visits, Pat Narduzzi and his program will kick off their yearly Pitt prospect camp series.

Pitt will host its Rising Star camp on the South Side on Saturday, June 1. On June 9, it will be the Rising Star No. 2 Specialist Camp and then on June 23, the Panthers will host their popular Passing Camp/Big Man Challenge.

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Of the hundreds of high school recruits who participate in these camps, most don’t hold an offer from Pitt. Most of them are coming in to try and make an impression on the Pitt coaching staff or the numerous coaches from other Division I and Division II programs that will be in attendance.

But, of course, there will also be players who already have an offer from Pitt in attendance.

One of those such players is 2025 linebacker/defensive end DeAngelo Bowden from St. John’s High School in Washington, D.C.

Bowden (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) is being recruited by Pitt running backs coach Lamar Lindsey. Along with the Panthers, Bowden holds offers from Akron, Arkansas, Appalachian State, Buffalo, UConn, East Carolina, Kent State, Liberty, Marshall, Memphis, USF, Temple and Toledo.

Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Bowden about his thoughts on Pitt and his reason for traveling to Pittsburgh to participate in the prospects camp.

“I feel great about them (Pitt),” Bowden told PSN. “Currently, they have a great position for me, and my communication is with coach Lindsey. I talk with him every now and then, we don’t talk every day, but we talk and are able to chop it up.

“Pitt tells me that my position would be the Money linebacker spot, just like SirVocea Dennis. I would be playing his position, first down, second down and drop or blitz on third down. I believe that would fit my skill set because I’m really good at rushing the passer, I led my division in sacks last year and the year before that I had 18 sacks. I’m really a pass-rushing guy, but I realize there are more parts to the game than that and you also have to be able to stop the run. I’ll do whatever is needed.”

This won’t be Bowden’s first visit to Pittsburgh, and he already holds an offer from the Panthers, so why is traveling up to work out in front of the Pitt coaches?

“I’ve been there before for a camp, but Pitt is showing a real interest in me,” said Bowden. “The coaches also want to see me working out at the linebacker position. They know what I can do in terms of rushing the passer, they want to see me do a few linebacker drills and guard a couple of people.

“I’m more than excited to get there and can’t wait to show the Pitt coaches what I can do.”

Bowden told PSN that he expects to have a recruitment decision made by July 4. Bowden said that he’ll be visiting USF, Arkansas, Temple and wants to set up an official visit with Pitt after the camp this weekend.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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