|46 Yiannis Bowden|
High School: A three-star recruit according to ESPN.com who committed to the Pirate program prior to the start of the 2013 season on Aug. 22 ... Ranked as the No. 24 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina with a national grade of 75 (ESPN.com) ...A two-year all-conference performer for coach Aldine Payne at Glenn High School ... Earned three football letters and served as the Bobcats' team captain as a senior ... Split time at both defensive end and outside linebacker in 2013 ... Selected as a game MVP after leading GHS to a 42-0 victory over Winston-Salem Parkland in the '13 season opener ... Reportedly posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.68 ... Also earned additional letters in basketball and track (hurdles).
Personal: Full name is Yiannis A.C. Bowden ... Born Sept. 26, 1996 at High Point, N.C. ... Son of Boysie Bowden ... Says recruiting style, membership in the American Athletic Conference, relationship with coaches and facilities were reasons for choosing to sign with the Pirates.