Nate Bossory talks Air Force

Most high school quarterbacks don't switch to tight end for their senior year after they've thrown for more than 4,500 yards and 51 touchdowns the past two seasons. That's exactly what Nathan Bossory did after transferring from Manchester (Mich.) High School to neighboring Chelsea. The move paid off for the 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end who was later offered by Air Force.

Most high school quarterbacks don't switch to tight end for their senior year after they've thrown for more than 4500 yards and 51 touchdowns the past two seasons. That's exactly what Nathan Bossory did after transferring from Manchester (Mich.) High School to neighboring Chelsea. The move paid off for the 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end who was offered by the Air Force staff a couple of weeks ago and readily accepted.

"Coach Moreland came by my house to talk with me about the offer," said Nathan Bossory. "He talked about my raw talent was having only played the position for eight weeks. He liked how well I come off the line, my run blocking, and said I had good hands. They also liked my physical attributes to play the position.

"Obviously, I was very interested. I decided to sleep on it, but I was ready to make my commitment the next day. I felt it was the right move for me because of what the Academy offers in terms of athletics, academics, and a career afterward in the military. I feel like it's going to be a tremendous honor to serve my country. Air Force has a great staff. I think they'll be around awhile. I've know Coach Moreland even before he was at Air Force back when he was at Western Michigan. I'm excited about having him as my tight end coach and playing for Coach Calhoun."

Bossory still hasn't taken an official visit to Air Force but he plans on taking one after his basketball season concludes. He remembers fondly a visit he took to campus during his junior year.

"I have an uncle who lives in Colorado Springs," Bossory said. "You can view the stadium from his house. He's 92 years old now and very excited about me coming up there to play football."

At the time of his commitment, Bossory had one offer from the University of Chicago with several of the Ivy League colleges showing heavy interest.

"I was receiving interest from major college programs at quarterback my junior year," he shared. "When I transferred to Chelsea, I was expecting to play quarterback. Our starting tight end went down early with a broken collarbone. I was still trying to learn the new offense and we had a senior quarterback there who knew it. The coaches and I thought playing tight end would be a better fit. We didn't do a lot of passing with Berkley Edwards as our running back, who is going to Minnesota, but I had three touchdowns and quite a few receptions throughout the year. I made first team All-Conference and All-Area honorable mention."

Bossory is from a football family. His father, Mike, played offensive guard at Michigan State, and coached at Notre Dame and Michigan. Chelsea is located just 15 miles west of Ann Arbor.

Bossory says the plan is for him to go into the Academy directly in late June.

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