Playing For AU "Dream Come True" For Lineman

This lineman got the call from the Tigers and will be signing on the dotted line Wednesday for Auburn.

Huntsville, Ala.--Auburn added another offensive lineman for the Class of 2004 as Jason Bosley has given a commitment to become a Tiger next season. The 6-4, 280 three-year starter says that he grew up an Auburn fan and Coach Ronney Massey from Grissom High says that the situation couldn't be a better one for his top lineman.

"His father graduated from Auburn," Massey says of Bosley. "His brother is going to Auburn now and his girlfriend is going to go to school at Auburn. This is a dream come true for him. It's not going to be a one-way street though because he's really intelligent and has great feet."

A standout wrestler for Grissom in addition to his exploits on the football field as a three-year starter at guard, Bosley won the Section Championship this season and finished fourth in the state in the heavyweight division after finishing second as a junior. A player that projects as a guard or center on the collegiate level, Massey says that his star should have no problem making the transition inside to center if that's where he's needed.

Jason Bosley

"Character-wise there could never be anybody better than Jason," Massey says of Bosley. "He is absolutely first class. Whatever he tells you is going to be straight and honest. He's a good Christian guy raised by Christian parents. The only thing that probably exceeds his character is his work ethic. Normally you don't have the talented kids that put the time and effort to get better, but he does. He's going to be a great player for Auburn."

A visitor to Auburn for summer camp as well as games against USC, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Alabama, Bosley is no stranger to the Auburn program and says that he feels comfortable about the situation on the Plains. He also has ties to Auburn that should make his final decision a comfortable one in the Bosley household.

Playing guard for Grissom for the last two seasons after moving back to Alabama from Michigan, where his father was tranferred for work, Bosley started at guard and was responsible for pulling on most of the running plays this season. He says that plays into his strengths as a player.

"I think my strengths are my quickness," Bosley says. "I get off the ball really quick and I think that's a plus. My pass blocking is probably my best area. I need to keep working on my run blocking, not to say that it's bad or anything. My strength is my pass blocking and the way that I get off the ball when I'm pulling."

Bosley will make if official on Wednesday at a 9 a.m. signing ceremony at Grissom High.


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