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Marrow on Lynn Bowden: “I will go on the record as saying this: we signed the best player in Ohio”

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The gem of this year’s recruiting class has to be four-star athlete Lynn Bowden. Not only is the Youngstown, Ohio native is the highest-rated and most explosive athlete in Kentucky’s 2017 class, Vince Marrow thinks he’s the best player from the state of Ohio, period.

I will go on the record as saying this: we signed the best player in Ohio. Lynn Bowden is the best player in Ohio. And if you ask probably 30 reporters that cover Ohio football, they’ll all say he’s the best player in Ohio. Sometimes when they don’t go to that other school, now he may be the second best or the third best player.”

Like Bowden, Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow are Youngstown natives and Marrow said when he heard his friends back home talking about Bowden, he knew he had to get him.

“How good is Lynn Bowden? You know, I’m like Coach Stoops, I was a good player too coming out of Youngstown, and I remember my brother told me, ‘This guy is better than [anyone in] probably 30 years.’ I started to thing of Maurice Clarett, who’s the number one player in the country, Mario Manningham, man there are so many guys that come out of there. You know, everybody in their hometown, you have a guy you check references with and everyone I’ve talked to said this kid is just unbelievable.”

When four-star offensive tackle Thayer Munford visited UK, his high school coach raved about Bowden to Marrow, recalling how he scored seven touchdowns in the second half to upset Massillon, one of the top programs in Ohio.

“He saw Lynn on his official visit, and said, ‘That kid, we were up 21-7 at halftime, we ended up losing 41-38, he had seven touchdowns in the second half.’ Now, Massillon football, that’s the mecca of Ohio, Massillon and Canton. That told me right there how good that kid was. He’s good. He’s still gotta come in and improve, but he’s good.”

How loyal is Bowden? This morning, he told Ryan Allison of WKBN in Youngstown that Ohio State — a program from which he’s coveted an offer for years — reached out to him at the last minute and he turned them down:

Not one to heap expectations on teenagers, but this kid has folk hero written all over him.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for Marrow on Lynn Bowden: “I will go on the record as saying this: we signed the best player in Ohio”



  1. BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
    2:38 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    Hopefully he can get that tat touched up into a “K”



  2. JackB
    2:53 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    ‘That kid, we were up 21-7 at halftime, we ended up losing 41-38, he had seven touchdowns in the second half.’
    7×6=42.
    Math is hard. But on the plus side, he could do Jerry Tipton’s job. (See tweet on Vegas odds this morning)



  3. Booby Petrino
    3:13 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    I was gonna comment about the math too. But hey, I like the enthusiasm.



  4. champs80
    3:50 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    I’ll be shocked if he is on the roster this fall. Hear grades are a major issue in addition to his attitude (was kicked off bball team).



  5. damage_control
    5:26 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    No no, he WAS kicked off the b-ball team and the baseball squad too!! His swimming coach told me first-hand that he had to threaten suspension at least 3 times for smoking cigarettes, and the lacrosse team…well, don’t even git me started on that. He got thrown out of his last golf tournament for doing donuts on the greens in his dirt bike! They call him Lynn “Kelly” Bowden round here. Bad seed I tell ya! BAD SEED!



  6. thenamerobdigity
    10:51 pm February 1, 2017 Permalink

    Highlight tape is sick. Mods do need to check champs80 for spreading false rumors.