McGowan, from Dalton High, is the eighth player to transfer to Tech this offseason and third who was a starter at his previous school. McGowan started eight games for Northwestern this season and 23 in his college career.
This season, the Wildcats used him at wide receiver and running back and also on special teams. He was second on the team in receptions with 34, for 366 yards. He also played running back, getting 24 caries for 141 yards and a touchdown. On top of that, he had the most kickoff returns for the team, with seven for 178 yards.