Demarckus Bowman, the running back out of Lakeland, Florida who just signed with Clemson during the early signing period last week, was named Mr Football in the state of Florida. Bowman was the nations second best running back per the 247 Composite Rankings in the 2020 class.

As a senior he rushed for 1570 yards on 141 carries, averaging 11.1 YPC and scoring 24 TD’s. He finished as Lakeland High’s third leading rusher all time with 5078 yards. As a junior he was the runner up for the award. He was also named the 7A Player of the Year in the state.

Bowman told local media,

“I’m happy. I’m glad I won. I was kind of surprised because I had better numbers last year. I didn’t think I had a chance.”

The award is determined from balloting by a statewide panel of high school football coaches and media members.

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