On CBS Sports HQ on Saturday, highly-coveted recruit Taylor Bowen announced his commitment to Florida State. In addition to the Seminoles, Bowen, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from Wolfeboro (New Hampshire) Brewster Academy, also considered Duke, Iowa, LSU, Providence, and Vermont. Bowen ultimately decided on the Seminoles.
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Bowen is a four-star recruit and is ranked as the No. 7 power forward and No. 31 overall prospect.
The first athlete to commit to Florida State for 2023 is Bowen.
Bowen claimed that his friendship with FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton and assistant coach Stan Jones was the reason he decided to commit to the Seminoles.
“It played a major factor,” Bowen said. “I always wanted to have a coach that had my back no matter what. Especially nowadays with the amount of kids that transfer in, I wanted a coach that I had a great bond with that went beyond basketball. Talking with coach Jones and coach Hamilton through our phone conversations and them coming up to Brewster, we definitely made that bond.”