Johnny Bowens committed to Texas A&M on Christmas Day 2021.

On Tuesday, just days after an unofficial visit to Oregon during what became a massive weekend for the Ducks, Bowens left the Aggies’ class. The 4-star defensive lineman decommitted, according to On3’s Hayes Fawcett.

Bowens lists himself as a 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end. He’s played all over the line for Judson High School in Converse, Texas. According to the 247 Composite, Bowens is the 36th-best defensive lineman in the class and the 40th-best prospect from the state of Texas.

As a junior last fall, Bowens was a 27-6A first-team all-district selection after recording 36 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks, four pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.

Among the list of 2023 prospects who arrived in Eugene this past weekend, there were seven who rated as 4- or 5-stars at or along the defensive line. Bowens was around elite defensive talent in a place that doesn’t take much to sell.

Perhaps the Ducks made up some significant ground. Bowens also has offers from LSU, Miami, Texas, and Baylor, among others.