Palm Beach, Fla.--One of the top linebacker prospects in Florida picked up another offer this week to go along with a growing group of offers from top programs. Athletic Jon Bostic from Palm Beach Central High has already garnered offers from schools such as Florida, LSU and South Carolina, but on Wednesday the Auburn Tigers joined the mix.
"I got the offer Wednesday night," Bostic tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I know they are in the SEC. I haven't had a real good chance to look up a lot about them. I have seen them on TV the last year or two. I watched the one game when they played at Florida last year. One of my good friend's dad's brother (Mark Dorminey) played there also."
Asked if Auburn would be a school he would look at now that he's got an offer Bostic responded, "Yes it is".
While he's still learning about Auburn, Bostic has already had the chance to trip to several schools and get a feel for their programs. He says that has been a fun time for him to get to know the schools, their coaches and players.
"I visited LSU and Florida and earlier in the year I visited UCF," he adds. "I like a lot of stuff at the different schools. At LSU I like the campus. I wanted to talk to some of the players there, but I didn't get to because I was only there for a day. At Florida I got to hang out with a couple of players. They took me around the campus and they had a school activity and I went to that."
A starter since his freshman season when he took the field as a 6-0, 190 cornerback, the now 6-2, 220 Bostic moved to linebacker during his junior season after playing safety as a sophomore. An explosive player with a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds and a reported average time in the low 4.5 range, Bostic says his strength as a player is his ability to get to the football.
"I'm an aggressive, quick player for my size," Bostic says. "I play all over. I'm from side to side every play."
Bostic will be trying to help Palm Beach Central make history this season. A relatively young school, Bostic says his main goal this season is to make the playoffs for the first time in school history and he's hoping to make that a reality.