Four-star Troy Bowles top eight includes Ohio State, Alabama & Rutgers - USA Today

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It is cutdown season, with four-star linebacker Troy Bowles the latest athlete to release his updated top list of programs. The Florida standout put out his top eight programs on Monday night.

A four-star at Jesuit (Tampa, FL), Bowles is the No. 96 player in the nation according to Rivals. He is the No. 19 player in the state and the fourth-best linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.

Bowles has narrowed down his college selection to eight programs: Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Rutgers, Auburn and Oklahoma.

For those keeping track at home, that is one ACC program, one that is currently in the Big XII, two from the Big Ten and four SEC schools.

A number of big programs didn’t make the cut, including the likes of Boston College, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Penn State.

BREAKING: Four-Star LB Troy Bowles is down to 8️⃣ Schools, he tells @On3Recruits

The 6’1 205 LB from Tampa, FL is ranked as the No. 2 LB in the ‘23 Class

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The inclusion of Rutgers football on the list is significant as Bowles’ older brother, Todd Bowles Jr., is on the Scarlet Knights roster.

The Bowles boys are the sons of Todd Bowles, the former head coach of the New York Jets who is now head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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