Stoops: Lynn Bowden wants to earn his way

Lynn Bowden (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Freshman Lynn Bowden has been on the Kentucky campus for a week and went through his first scrimmage Saturday.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Bowden, a dynamic playmaker, is “coming on” but warned he still has a lot to learn.

“There’s so much learning involved. He just got here. The other day he had a really good practice. He showed up today with a couple nice catches. I believe he’s got a really good future. I love his attitude,” Stoops said.

“The kid comes in and he’s what I expected in that he’s a great kid, he’s a competitor, doesn’t want anything handed to him. He wants to earn his way. The players like him.”

Why wouldn’t they?

“He works extremely hard. He’s a competitive kid. He’s got a bright future. It’s just hard, just hard to learn it all and force feed them,” Bowden said. “He is catching punts and kickoffs, and hopefully by three weeks we’ll get him in a position to be able to touch the ball.”

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