Chris Petersen In Home Visit: Nick Patti

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State back in May and will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester in January. The future Bronco received a visit from his future Head Coach on Wednesday as Chris Petersen dropped by for an in-home visit. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the in-home visit and his future as a Bronco.

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State back in May and will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester in January. The future Bronco received a visit from his future Head Coach on Wednesday as Chris Petersen dropped by for an in-home visit.

"It was great," he said. "Coach Pete came by the school, met my coach, talked to him for a little bit, and then went back to the hotel. He got to my house at around 5:30 pm, sat down and had dinner, introduced him to my sister, and we talked about a lot of stuff."

"My family has obviously met him before and he's 95% of the reason why I'm going there," he stated. "He's a great guy and one you can sit down with and talk to as a person. My sister is thrilled that I get to play for a guy like that."

"We covered all cylinders," said Patti. "We talked about football, my future, the plan, the QB situation, the offense, and how I'll have to adapt to life in Boise. We also talked about his family, his life, things he's been through, and things he has done. It was really great."

The starting spot at QB is wide open heading into 2012 and Patti was told "the best guy is going to play."

"That's exactly what he said," said Patti. "The best guy is going to play and it doesn't matter if he's a true freshman or a redshirt senior. He said they'll play the guy that gives them the best chance to win."

"Coach Pete said they're not going to ask someone to come in and be Kellen," he said. "He said he wants Nick to be Nick, Joe to be Joe, Grant to be Grant, and so forth. They're going to build the offense around the guy and allow him to be successful. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Coach Pete realizes that and the offense itself will revolve around the QB."

Chris Petersen's comments about the BCS made headlines earlier this week and they talked about that quite a bit on Wednesday evening.

"Yeah, we talked about the BCS," said Patti. "We joked around a bit with it. He said he's tired of it and also told us a lot of other people aren't happy with it either. Coach Pete wants a 'plus one' system."

And the move to the Big East?

"Coach Pete is very excited about the Big East," he said. "He said the pros outweigh the cons ten-fold and that there's lots of good things to come. Personally, it's great for me to be able to come back home and play in front of my family."

"I'm 100% committed."

The talented QB also got a call from Chris Petersen on Thursday afternoon, thanking him and his family for the hospitality.

"Coach Pete called at around 4 pm," he said. "He was just thanking me and following up. Every time we're on the phone it seems like we talk for a long time. He wanted to thank me and my family, told me to let them know as well. He was on his way to the gym for a quick workout."

Nick also offered his thoughts on Kellen Moore and the legacy that he leaves at Boise State.

"What Kellen has done is unbelievable," said Patti. "He has meant so much to the program and to college football as a whole. He is a game changer, not just in his performance, but in a lot of different ways. He's the pinnacle, a pillar for the program, and has done do many tremendous things."

"Kellen is an awesome guy," he said. "He's as humble as ever, just a normal guy, and he's the type of guy that wants to help people. You can ask him any question about anything. It's no wonder that he's so successful. He just has that mentality."

And the workouts? Nick says they're "going great."

"They're going great," he said. "I'm training harder than ever. Boise State is in the back of my mind every time I do something. I want to be ready to compete when I step on campus."

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




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