South Carolina president Harris Pastides along with athletics director Ray Tanner had to sign off on the move. I’m told that both were willing to do so after doing their due diligence on the entire situation. This wasn’t a quick and easy process for them. Pastides met with the Board of Trustees on Tuesday and had a conversation with them about it as well. As far as background goes, I do not believe that Bowen visited South Carolina at any point until arriving to campus. It was a mutual connection with head coach Frank Martin that got the process rolling. At this point, I’m not clear which schools, if any, have been actively recruiting Bowen. This has been gaining traction since the end of December.