Jon Bostic, a 6-2, 225-pounder with 4.5 40-yard dash speed, is one of three high school senior prospects scheduled to be on campus for official visits on Saturday and Sunday. Bostic is rated as the No. 3 weakside linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com.
"I am looking forward to learning a lot more about Auburn this weekend," Bostic tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I feel real comfortable with Coach (James) Willis, the linebacker coach. We talk a lot on the phone and I feel like he is a person I can trust."
Bostic plays weakside linebacker in a 4-3 front for Palm Beach Central High and that means he needs to have good pass coverage skills. "I feel like that is one of my strengths," he says. "I used to play cornerback and safety."
The versatile football player is also an outstanding running back and says he likes carrying the ball, too. When asked which position he is best at, he answers, "I can't really say. Colleges I talk to ask me, ‘Which position would you like to play? We will take you as a running back or a linebacker.' I think Auburn is more interested in me as a linebacker."
Bostic points out that he feels like he is playing better football as senior than he did as a junior. "That is particularly true on defense," he says. "I have been a cornerback and safety all of my life so playing linebacker is still kind of new to me. I have learned a lot more about playing linebacker and I am more comfortable at the position."
He is also competes in track and field running the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 events. "My fastest time in the 100 is 11.0," he says.
Two other Florida prep stars are scheduled to join Bostic for his official visit this weekend as Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers take on Tennessee. Zeke Motta, a safety from Vero Beach High, is scheduled to make the trip to Auburn along with defensive end Kedric Johnson from Palmetto High School.