Visit Report: Nick Patti

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State back in May and was in Boise last weekend for his official visit. The Broncos came up just short on the field against TCU, but won big off the field as Patti and his family had a great visit. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his official visit to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State back in May and was in Boise last weekend for his official visit. The Broncos came up just short on the field against TCU, but won big off the field as Patti and his family had a great visit.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "My family and I had a great time," he added.

"It was really cool to see how they prepare," he stated. "I sat-in with the offense, saw the final preparation film. I got to see the walk-through and everything. It was really unique to see that."

"Joe Southwick was my host," said Patti. "He's straight-up and answered everything I wanted to know. It was great to hangout, get a feel for the people I'm going to be around. We had a good time. It was great to see how they all interact."

Patti also had a meeting with Head Coach Chris Petersen and Offensive Coordinator Brent Pease.

"I had a meeting with Coach Pease on Sunday," he said. "We just talked about what things will be like when I get there, things they want me to work on, my progression curve, and stuff like that."

"Coach Pete walked in a little later," said Patti. "He was focused on the big picture stuff, what the deal will be when I get there. It was more team-wise stuff."

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"Coach Pete and I have talked a lot about how I fit in and his style of recruiting," he said. "It goes back to the 'OKG' thing, stuff like that. A team like Boise State will find talent and you know you can play if they recruit you. He thinks I'm a perfect fit on and off the field. He's really sold on my dedication. I think it all goes back to the 'OKG' thing."

"I'm 100% committed."

Nick says his family enjoyed the visit just as much as he did.

"My family loved it," he said. "They got to witness a lot of stuff that they'll be doing when they come to see me. They enjoyed the tailgating aspect, interaction with fans, and the whole game-day atmosphere. It was great to see them comfortable with that."

The future Bronco has taken care of business in the classroom and also just registered for spring semester classes at Boise State.

"Everything is good academically," he said. "I actually just made my schedule for Boise State today. On my visit, I sat down with an advisor and he walked me through how to do it online. It's funny since I often think about the football aspect 105% of the time and the school aspect 0% of the time. It's an exciting time right now. I'm looking forward to it."

"I leave on January 15th," said Patti.

On the field, the standout QB still has business to take care of before heading to Boise in January. He and his teammates begin their quest for a state championship this week as the playoffs get underway.

"We play Tampa Wharton this week. Honestly, I don't know a whole lot about them," he said. "Right now, we're just chugging through and getting ready for this week. It's an exciting time for us."

"I actually stood up in the weight room and addressed the team today," said Patti. "I spoke for the seniors, said you guys give us everything you've got since any given week it could be our last game. This really means something to us."

Being a leader is nothing new for Nick Patti.

"I feel I've always had that leadership attribute in me," he said. "A leadership role to me is when you lead them in the weight room, the halls, and so forth. You have to lead off the field if you want to lead on the field."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Nick Patti.




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