Lynn Bowden, Athlete, 6-1, 190, Fr-HS, Youngstown, Ohio (Warren Harding) –  Considered to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country … A four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services … Ranked one of the top 100 players in the 2017 class by ESPN and Scout … Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 athlete by 247Sports … Scout lists him as the No. 60 overall prospect in the class … Drawing comparisons to former UK athlete Randall Cobb as he played quarterback in high school but can also play wide receiver and several other positions on offense and special teams … Scout recruiting analyst Bill Greene said, “He’s a threat to score every time he touches the football and when he gets in a college system where he’s not the focal point of the defense, he could really be dangerous then” … Another Scout analyst said, “Everybody’s goal was to stop him, and he ran right through everybody” … Ended his senior season throwing for 1,366 yards, rushing for 2,277 yards and accounting for 57 total touchdowns … Named the 2016 Division II Offensive Player of the Year, the Northeast Ohio Inland District Offensive Player of the Year and Trumbull County Player of the Year … Runner-up for Mr. Football in Ohio … Helped lead the Raiders to an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the Division II Regional Championship … Owns or shares 16 school records and is Ohio’s sixth all-time rusher with 7,387 yards and 10th in rushing touchdowns with 91 … Also excels in basketball, averaging 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game as a senior …. Picked Kentucky after offers from Penn State, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan and others … Name is pronounced “Bowden (BO-den)”

Coach Stoops says: “Lynn is one of the most explosive high school athletes we’ve signed at Kentucky. He’s extremely dynamic with the ball, a play maker who can play multiple positions.”

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