Bowen holds offers from a who's-who of national and regional programs, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Carolina, to name just a few.
The outside linebacker arrived at Barnegat, N.J. high in July, and head coach Rob Davis says there is plenty to like about the Lions' newest commitment.
"His closing speed is very impressive," Davis said. "When you see him closing from the back side, he just has a lot of athletic ability. A lot.
"He's really starting to be more of a disciplined defender, and he just has a lot of natural ability.
That bodes well for the future, Davis said.
"He's going to put 20 pounds on in college, he's going to be an outside linebacker that can cover the edge and the outside slot.
"He's got a lot of upside to him.