Denton Ryan four-star athlete Billy Bowman stars on both sides of the football. (Jeff Woo, Denton Record-Chronicle).

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Four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. backs away from Texas pledge

Posted October 7th, 2020


The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated commitment in Texas’ current 2021 class, trailing five-star teammate Ja’Tavion Sanders. Bowman announced his decision to reopen his recruitment on Twitter.

“I’ve decided to step back (to) analyze my future and goals,” Bowman posted. “I want to thank everyone at the University of Texas for recruiting and believing in me. I will be decommitting and re-opening my recruitment.”

Bowman is ranked fourth on the 2021 Fabulous 55. He’s a borderline five-star athlete ranking inside the top-50 nationally on the 247Sports composite ranking. He starts at wide receiver and safety for Denton Ryan. The loss of Bowman dropped Texas’ recruiting class to 17th in the nation. The Longhorns hold 17 commitments.

Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18

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