Nick Patti Set To Arrive In Boise Today

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State last spring and is set to arrive on campus as he will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester to get a head-start on learning the playbook. Patti hopes to compete for the starting job once spring practice rolls around in just a few months. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about this new chapter in his career.

Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) verbally committed to Boise State last spring and is set to arrive on campus as he will enroll at Boise State for the spring semester. The talented QB will get a head-start on learning the playbook and will also compete for the starting job once spring practice rolls around in just a few months.

"There's a lot running through my mind...a lot of different emotions," he said. "I've been packed for a couple days now, just waiting to leave at this point. I'm going to have a bunch of people over at my house tonight for a farewell party and then it's off to Boise in the morning."

"No doubt, it's pretty funny," he stated. "My friends are just going to keep going about life, going to school, and stuff like that while I'm starting college in just a few days. It's a big step, but it's something I'm ready for too."

"I spoke to Coach Petersen on Tuesday or Wednesday," said Patti. "We mainly talked about Coach Pease leaving, the direction they're going in, and where they might turn for a new QB Coach."

Robert Prince was named the new Offensive Coordinator on Thursday afternoon and brings with him a wealth of NFL experience. The future Bronco spoke to Coach Prince later that evening and was told they plan on scoring a lot of points.

"I spoke to Coach Prince last night," he said. "I've had a few conversations with him and I know he likes to score a lot of points. He wants to keep the pressure on and brings a lot of passion to the position. I'm excited for him to coach me. I don't think we'll take any steps back. If anything, I think we'll take a few steps forward."

"No doubt, I think when you have that experience at the highest level it's great," he said. "It rubs off on the people, rubs off on you, and it's always good to pick people's brains."

Nick Patti (6'0, 190) has been described as a mobile QB, but says he likes to think of himself as a QB that looks to throw first, but will take off down-field if needed as well.

"I think I bring a different aspect," said Patti. "Everyone seems to think I'm just a runner, but I think I throw it pretty good. I'm a throw first guy that just happens to be able to run and that's where it hurts people. It forces you to account for both things."

Boise State wrapped up it's fourth Top 10 finish in six seasons under Head Coach Chris Petersen. Patti describes Coach Petersen as the "driving force" behind the program.

"No doubt, he's the driving force behind it all," he said. "Coach Petersen is the variable, that missing link. It's a great opportunity to play for Coach Petersen and one I'm really looking forward to."

"Coach Petersen is the reason I'm going to Boise State. I want to play for him."




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