DeMarkcus Bowman breaks down why he’s transferring to Florida

The Florida Gators were in the middle of the first quarter of Saturday’s game against South Carolina when they received big recruiting news.

Running back DeMarkcus Bowman (5-11, 190, Lakeland, FL. High) announced he was transferring from Clemson to Florida on Saturday because of the feeling he gets in Gainesville.

“Florida has always been a dream school growing up for me,” Bowman said of why he picked Florida. “They’re a traditional pipeline for Lakeland, it has always been the same with them, and it’s always been love and always felt like home.”

Bowman who liked Florida a lot during his recruiting process last year admits that he picked Clemson for one reason and unfortunately that reason is no longer with us.

“The reason I choose Clemson was because I wanted my granddad to see me play because he didn’t see me play in high school,” he said on why he left Clemson. “That’s really the only reason I went to Clemson and then when he passed away it just kind of made me feel like I wanted to be closer to home so my family could see me play.”

The Gators coaches and several former teammates is what made Bowman comfortable with Florida and helped him pick the Gators.

“They just talked to me and seen how I was doing and stuff,” Bowman said on his conversation with Florida and what made him comfortable with Florida. “It was a very easy decision for me to go to Florida with four former teammates there at Florida, I think I will feel more comfortable playing there then Clemson.”

Now that Bowman has his school picked he knows he has some business to take care of before he gets to Gainesville.

“I’m finishing up my semester at Clemson online and I should get to Florida in January,” he said. “I’m going to be working out and doing my classes with Clemson.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.