Buckeyes offer four-star linebacker Troy Bowles after outstanding camp performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State hosted another impressive group of prospects for its one-day elite camp on Tuesday. Among the headliners was class of 2023 Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit linebacker Troy Bowles. The early four-star prospect did not disappoint, proving to be the most athletic linebacker in attendance on Tuesday in what was a pretty strong group of linebackers overall.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound prospect is the son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. A workout that showed tremendous burst, quickness and speed led to an offer from Ohio State head coach Ryan Day after the camp.

“It was very exciting,” Bowles told about his offer. “Especially getting an offer in person. That was the first time that’s happened to me, so that was great.”

The trip to Columbus left a good first impression on Bowles, who would like to get back for a game in the fall but isn’t sure when that might be possible.

“(I have) a lot (of interest),” he said. “I grew up watching them. They’re obviously a big school in the Big Ten and it’s exciting (being in Columbus). It’s a big school, it’s a lot of people’s dream school.”

Bowles went through the full camp being watched closely by Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington. At the end, there were a few minutes left for some 1-on-1 instruction.

“We worked on power in the hips, striking the bag, and having heavy hands so you can get off blocks,” he recalled.

In addition to Ohio State, Bowles holds early offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, and many more.