Nick Patti Looks Ahead To Semper Fi Bowl

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester, but first he'll compete in one last all-star game. The talented QB received an invitation to compete in the Semper Fi Bowl a few months back & is currently in Arizona for all of the festivities. What are his thoughts on the experience so far? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester, but will first compete in one last all-star game before becoming a Bronco. The talented QB received an invitation to compete in the Semper Fi Bowl a few months back and is currently in Arizona for all of the festivities. What are his thoughts on the experience so far?

"It's awesome," he said. "I think it's a great opportunity on a couple different levels. It's awesome to be a part of something out of respect for the Marine Corps and being named an All-American is great too. There's going to be some great football being played around here."

"I'm playing QB in the game," he stated. "It's funny, I was designated as an ATH on the roster, but I'll be playing QB in the game."

"This will be a great experience," said Patti. "It's an honor to be picked for this thing, but I'll be looking to prove my worth and validate my talent on the field."

Patti (6'0, 190) spoke to Head Coach Chris Petersen on Wednesday and was told to "go have fun."

"I spoke to Coach Pete yesterday," he said. "He was just hanging out, getting busy with recruiting, and is excited to get me up there. He has a lot of plans for me and I think he's really excited to get it cranking right now. He told me to just enjoy this and have fun, to put the seriousness away for a while, and just enjoy the week."

"I think the offense (Boise State) is awesome," said Patti. "It's suitable for any QB and any skill set. A guy like me that's multi brings a different skill set than another guy, but the offense fits what you do best. It spreads the ball around and it's hard to prepare for because of that."

"I'm as excited as ever," he said. "This thing is getting close. I'm getting ready to go, final preparations. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of a team and get this thing started."

The Broncos wrapped up the 2011 season last Thursday with a 56-24 win over Arizona State in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. Patti watched the game and says the team came out in "full force."

"They were out in full force," he said. "It was awesome to watch. They just do so many things on offense and don't really stick to just one thing. It was cool to see Kellen (Moore) get that last win and for all the other seniors as well."

"I heard they mentioned my name," he said with a laugh. "I thought that was pretty special."

Looking back, Patti had an outstanding HS career and says all the credit goes to his support system.

"I had a very interesting and achieving HS career," he said. "I'm very proud of it, but I had lots of support through it all. It was surreal for me to have so many special things happen. My support system and the people I've met are the reason I'm going to Boise State. I give all the credit in the world to my support system, my parents, and everyone else that played a major role in everything I do."

Patti also took home a little more hardware just two weeks ago as he was named the 8A state Player of the Year.

"It was awesome to win that," he said. "It was sweet. Being nominated for Mr. Football was cool too. Honestly, I wasn't even thinking about it, but once it happened I was really happy to win it."

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




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