Transfer Tracker: RB Bowser transfer to UCF

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops with the excitement. Last week, a day after he decommitted from Miami-Ohio, Northwestern running back transfer Isaiah Bowser found a new home at UCF.

Bowser rushed for 1,300 yards at Northwestern (Chicago Tribune)

Recruiting: On the day he received his offer from Northwestern he trimmed his list of top schools to six and announced he would be making his final decision three days later. On that day in June he committed to the Wildcats over offers from Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indiana State, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Western Michigan.

At Northwestern: Bowser rushed for 1,300 yards and seven touchdowns with the Wildcats. He added 22 receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown.

Farrell’s Take: Bowser is another nice addition for UCF here as the Knights are killing it in the portal these days under Gus Malzahn. He’s a churner who can get extra yards after contact but also a guy who can work out of the backfield and catch some passes. The way Malzahn ran his offense at Auburn appears to be a very good fit for Bowser who runs with power and has excellent lower body strength. He’s a depth guy who will push for carries.

Impact Meter: 6.8 out of 10 (scale below)


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.


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