Another blue-chip recruit schedules visit for Florida’s season opener

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After canceling his trip to Gainesville for the Grill in the Ville cookout in July, four-star running back Chauncey Bowens has set a makeup date of September 3 to visit the Swamp, according to Gators Online.

The class of 2024 recruit has already made three trips to Florida this season, making Saturday his fourth, but it will be everyone’s first gameday experience under Billy Napier. Seeing everything come together can go a long way for a recruit with over a year left to decide his fate, and the Utah game is one of the more high-profile home games Florida has this season.

UF is the early leader in Bowens’ recruitment, but Miami wants him too. The Gators hold 55.0% odds to land him on the On3 recruiting prediction machine, followed by the Hurricanes at 12.9% and UCF at 11.1%. Getting Bowens back on campus should boost Florida’s chances with him, though.

The On3 consensus ranks Bowens at No. 247 nationally and No. 17 among running backs in the class of 2024. The site’s individual rankings have him considerably higher at No. 15 overall and No. 10 at his position. 247Sports’ individual rankings rate him a three-star recruit, so that is likely what is bringing him down on the consensus.

Bowens attends The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, the alma mater of former Florida cornerback and 2022 first-round pick Kaiir Elam.

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