BREAKING: Five-Star Safety Peyton Bowen has Committed to Oregon!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 21, 2022
The No. 13 player in the ‘23 Class was formerly Committed to Notre Dame.
He is the 2nd 5-star commitment in Oregon’s Top 10 Classhttps://t.co/yYPHEKtDOS pic.twitter.com/jWZo4Y0YZa
Bowen has been a player out looking/shopping around for many many months. Most insiders over the past 6 months felt that ultimately Bowen would join his best friend Jackson Arnold in Norman to play for the Oklahoma Sooners.
That Sooner bound narrative took a massive turn a few weeks ago with the Oregon Ducks and Phil Knight’s checkbook (or whatever) came swooping in to entice the phenomenal Bowen. Peyton cancelled a trip to Eugene last weekend, and it seemed as if he was really settled in on Notre Dame and Oklahoma. Even throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the momentum for Notre Dame was something that recruiting insiders kept putting out there.
In an announcement ceremony, Bowen did the hat trick on the table and put on the Oregon hat to the surprise of many. Welcome to the new age of college football recruiting. It was fun having him committed for 11 months though...