USC has withdrawn their scholarship offer to 2015 commitment WR Michael Bowman of Havelock, NC following his arrest last week on 16 misdemeanor charges related to the theft of IPads and IPods from a school where Bowman was employed this summer by a cleaning service.
GamecockCentral.com confirmed USC’s decision with Bowman’s head coach Jim Bob Bryant.
Bowman committed to the Gamecocks in March ultimately choosing them over NC State. He also had offers from North Carolina, East Carolina and Penn State.
Bowman is regarded as one of the top seniors in North Carolina. He did not play in last Friday’s game as a result of the charges against him. As a junior he caught 52 passes for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Bowman’s deletion from the class leaves USC with 29 in the 2015 class including three carried over from the 2014 signing class.