The Vance Cougars defense in the 2018 season was one of the best in the state of North Carolina, and the reason was because they were stellar in all three levels - something you rarely find on the high school level. Looking at Reggion Bowman’s film, he excelled in two positions - safety from some 2 high looks, and then rolling down to the slot nickel position.
Bowman is 5’9 175 pounds, and as a Class of 2020 prospect, with a max bench press of 250 pounds shows some impressive core strength. This is reflected especially playing from the slot CB position, as on film he breaks up several plays before they even get started by mauling WRs lined up in front of him, disrupting the offense’s timing and execution.
Bowman shows good technique in man coverage as well, not allowing to be turned by different releases or movements by the WR to create separation, and attacks the football appropriately to make plays to disrupt pass attempts.
Reggion also excels in run support, tackling very well in open space and never allowing to get sucked inside on outside run plays and keeps leverage allowing the rest of the defense to flow from the inside. Bowman also does a good job of shedding blocks in the run game by wide receivers, using hands to read the play and react correctly, then immediately disengages to make the play.
Bowman is definitely a key cog for the Cougars this upcoming season and should continue to be an important player for this Vance defense once again!