Drayk Bowen

Drayk Bowen

6′2″ / 220 lbs
Merrillville, IN
Class of 2023
Rating: 93

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Rating: 94.9

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Matt  Freeman
Matt Freeman
on Feb 13, 2021


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Sophomore Season Highlights


Matt  Freeman
11 hrs ago by Matt Freeman
Notre Dame on the Road | 1.20
Thursday will be another busy day on the recruiting trail for the Notre Dame staff and it starts with head coach Marcus Freeman. Per a source, Freeman will be headed to the Northeast to conduct an in-home visit with 2022 offensive line signee Ty Chan. The Lawrence Academy (Mass.) star inked with the Irish in December and this will be a good opportunity for Freeman to establish more of a relationship with the four-star prospect. Freeman will also check on several prospects in the area. 2023 Thayer Academy (Mass.) offensive lineman Samson Okunlola was offered in April and his name hasn't been brought up too much, but Freeman is expected to make a stop to see how he's progressed and to potentially help further the four-star prospect to make the trip to South Bend. Offensive GA Trevor Mendelson is also expected to join Freeman to see the offensive linemen as he played a role with Tommy Rees to help ease any concerns Chan had when Brian Kelly left for LSU. 2023 Catholic Memorial (Mass.) defensive end Boubacar Traore is a Boston College commit, but Notre Dame offered in October and is another prospect Freeman is expected to check on. We also believe Freeman will be stopping by Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Mass.) to check on 2023 receiver Ronan Hanafin. The three-star receiver visited Notre Dame for the Navy game and will be back on campus Jan. 29th for Junior Day. Central Catholic (Mass.) linebacker Preston Zinter is another name we are expecting Freeman to check on as the four-star prospect has made his way to South Bend a couple times in recent months. If Notre Dame pushes for either prospects, the Irish will have a good chance to land both. Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees will be headed back to Michigan on Thursday per a source. 2023 five-star quarterback Dante Moore has been a hot name on the board and Rees will make a stop to check on him. 2024 quarterback CJ Carr has made it to campus twice since June and Rees is expected to stop at Saline (Mich.) to make sure he knows he's wanted in South Bend. Carr blew up the All-American Bowl Combine earlier this month and is starting to become a national name in the 2024 class. Tight ends coach John McNulty is expected to be in Virginia. 2024 Luca Puccinelli is already 6-foot-7, 225 pounds and he's someone we expect McNulty to check on. Puccinelli visited Notre Dame for camp and then returned for the Navy game. Hopewell High School will also host McNulty as he'll be there to evaluate 2024 athlete Kesean Henderson. You may have heard of his brother, TreVeyon, who just finished his freshman season at Ohio State. Henderson holds early offers from Maryland, Old Dominion, Pitt, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Per a source, Mike Mickens will head to STL to De Smet (Mo.) the home of 2023 cornerback target Christian Gray. The four-star prospect told ISD earlier this week he'll make it to Junior Day later this month, but he also received an offer from LSU that will shake his recruitment up a bit. Brian Kelly made a big-time hire in as Robert Steeples will coach cornerbacks at LSU. Steeples was the former head coach at De Smet before leaving last year for a job with the Minnesota Vikings. Gray and Steeples are extremely close, so it wouldn't be a shock to see Gray get to Baton Rouge. Notre Dame continues to be in a good spot with Gray as he loves the Notre Dame coaching staff and has become close with 2023 commits Drayk Bowen and Peyton Bowen. A source stated defensive GA Mike Moon will be making a trip to DeMatha Catholic (Md.) to get the latest on 2023 four-star defensive end Jason Moore, who continues to be high on Notre Dame. Moore visited Notre Dame in the fall and left with a positive impression as did his mother and aunt. Moon is also expected to make it to Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) to check on the most unique athletes in the 2023 class in Nyckoles Harbor. Harbor could play receiver, tight end, defensive end, linebacker or even safety for some programs. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder ran not one, not two, but three 10.3 times in the 100m in 2021. 2023 University Lab (La.) linebacker Jaiden Ausberry told ISD earlier this week he'll make it back to Notre Dame for Junior Day and Irish analyst Nick Lezynski is expected to drop in on Thursday. Ausberry is high on Notre Dame, but he has strong LSU ties as his dad played and currently works for the university. That said, the four-star prospect is very open to leaving the state as his brother, Austin, showed in the 2022 cycle by signing with Auburn. I know some asked about my statement of University Lab being across the street from LSU. Here's what I meant by that:
Matt  Freeman
2 days ago by Matt Freeman
Elite 2023 LB Sets Notre Dame Visit
2023 University Lab (La.) linebacker Jaiden Ausberry tells me he'll be returning to Notre Dame for Junior Day on Jan. 29th. The four-star prospect visited Notre Dame over the summer and impressed many around the program. Auberry's older brother, Austin Ausberry, signed with Auburn in the 2022 cycle, so it's furthers both players saying they were open to going places outside of LSU. Remember, University Lab literally is across the street from LSU. Ausberry's father, Verge, played for the Tigers and is currently LSU's Executive Deputy Athletic Director, so expect Brian Kelly and company to come hard as keeping Louisiana kids home will be a top priority in his first class. Ausberry is open to leaving the state and showed it as he took visits to Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Texas A&M since the COVID dead period was lifted. Ohio State is very much involved here too. Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame have been coming hard as of late and Ausberry says he's appreciated it.And yes, Drayk Bowen is all over this. The Boot ➡️ The Bend ☘️@AusberryJaiden #JoinUs #ThinkBig pic.twitter.com/389QUrmrFc— Drayk Bowen (@DraykBowen) January 18, 2022 Top 10: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M and USCRankingsISD: 93 (four-star)247: 93 (four-star)Rivals: 6.0 (four-star)ESPN: 86 (four-star)Composite: 98.24 (four-star)Junior Highlightshttps://www.hudl.com/video/3/12724478/5fd778ec96760c0b6c3cec99https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12724478/6132e67b3864ec0a78ada348https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12724478/61573d4ca018f9099c28bc3f
Matt  Freeman
3 days ago by Matt Freeman
The Latest | Keon Keeley and Brenan Vernon
Mike Elston's departure for Michigan was a surprise to many, including 2023 defensive end commits Brenan Vernon and Keon Keeley. Both commits had developed strong relationships with Elston, especially Vernon, who was the first offer in the 2023 class. In checking around today, Keeley and Vernon both are extremely pleased to hear Al Washington is the guy. Not only is he a big name, but both prospects have relationships with him already as he recruited them while at Ohio State. I know Keeley is fired up and Vernon also loves the hire. That said, I feel it'd take much more for Vernon to back off his Notre Dame commitment at this point than Elston leaving. Vernon is a Midwest kid who has been visiting Notre Dame since he was a freshman, so he's got an excellent feel for what he's getting. He also is a kid who could care less about recruiting, so other programs getting in contact with him is a little tougher.Keeley plays a premium position. It's why rush ends get paid stupid money in the NFL. Teams in the South aren't going to back off Keeley. The Washington hire helps significantly here, but Notre Dame is still going to battle it out. Keeley plans to get to Notre Dame as much as he can, including an official visit, so don't take it as he's fading on the Irish. I expect Notre Dame to be at Berkeley Prep as much as possible despite not being able to really talk to him per NCAA rules. The presence in the building will speak volumes by itself. It's also worth noting 2023 LB commit Drayk Bowen signs off on the hire. Ohio State never offered Bowen as they don't want two-sport athletes, but Washington and Bowen had several conversations over his recruitment.
Matt  Freeman
6 days ago by Matt Freeman
Coaches on the Road | Friday
Marcus Freeman and Mike Mickens: 2023 RB Sedrick Irvin Jr., WR Jalen Brown, 2023 WR Carnell Tate and 2023 ATH Samuel M'Pemba Tommy Rees: 2023 QB Dante Moore Lance Taylor: 2022 RB Andrew Paul, 2023 QB Jackson Arnold and 2023 S Peyton Bowen John McNulty: 2023 LB Josiah Trotter, 2024 WR Tyseer Denmark, 2025 S Anthony Sacca Trevor Mendelson: 2023 OL Charles Jagusah Chris O'Leary and Nick Lezynski: 2023 LB Drayk Bowen, 2023 Jyaire Hill and 2024 ATH Brauntae Johnson Mike Moon: 2024 DE Marquise Lightfoot and 2024 DT Justin Scott Chad Bowden: 2023 DE Keon Keeley
Christian  McCollum
6 days ago by Christian McCollum
ND Recruiting Indiana Today
Piggy-backing off of Matt's update today, Irish safeties coach Chris O'Leary will be hitting the state of Indiana today to check in on some underclassmen prospects.Andrean HS, home of top 2023 LB commit Drayk Bowen is on the docket for sure. As Matt reported, O'Leary will visit is North Side HS in Fort Wayne and 2024 WR/ATH Brauntae Johnson who is stacking up some legit offers. He camped at ND this summer and they were intrigued, but seemed to want to see more. I also expect O'Leary to stop at Kankakee High School, home of 2023 DB Jyaire Hill, who ND offered last month.
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99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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