The wild recruiting saga of four-star safety Peyton Bowen came to an end Thursday when he signed with Oklahoma on Thursday, one day after he flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to Oregon. Bowen had been a longtime Irish commitment before his stunning flip to the Ducks on National Signing Day. But Bowen wasn’t done and flipped again Thursday when he made the announcement that he will join coach Brent Venables’ Sooners in a post on Twitter.
“As I reflect on yesterday’s whirlwind, I recognize that I made some mistakes that I regret and will learn from,” he wrote. “Navigating this process has been a rollercoaster. With that being said, I also know that I was blessed to be in the position to consider multiple wonderful universities as I continue my football career.
“Soon after choosing Oregon yesterday morning, I came to the realization that the direction was not the best path for me. I immediately started to rethink my future.”
Bowen also offered an apology to Notre Dame and Oregon.
“Oregon and Notre Dame faithful, I am sorry for how I handled this process,” he wrote. “Changing my decision on Signing Day, the hat pump fake, all of it could have been handled better. I can’t change what I did, but this experience is something that I will learn from.”
Bowen is ranked the No. 3 safety in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports and is considered a five-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. The Denton, Texas, native earned Under Armour All-America Honors this season while starring for Guyer High School. He also competes in track.
In a scouting report on Bowen, 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks noted that, at 6-foot and 185 pounds, Bowen owns the “requisite height and frame” of a premier safety. Here is more from Brooks’…