Jon Bostic is a name that has begun to appear on many school's radar's across the nation. The Wellington, FL product has seen his recruitment get off to a resounding start as he has accumulated 15 offers. After numerous standout performances on the combine circuit, Bostic has seen the interest from schools increase.
"Recruiting is going good for me. I have no idea how many offers I have, but I'd guess around 15. My coach said more offers are coming in. Schools like Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, South Carolina, N.C. State, Wisconsin and Purdue have offered. One school that hasn't offered me that I like is Georgia. They need one linebacker this year and I think they are waiting to see what Jarvis Jones does. My dad thinks that too. I like them. They finished number 2 last year, so what is there not to like about them?"
The Seminoles are one of the most recent offers for Jon, and he told NoleDigest that he really didn't expect to get the offer. When his mother told him he got it, he thought she had misread the letter.
"I wasn't expecting the offer at all from Florida State. I have never really talked to the coaches there. I came back from out of town and my mom was opening the mail at like 2 in the morning. She told me I got offered and I was like no way. I was pleased they offered and I liked it. I didn't know they knew about me."
While Florida State is just entering the picture, the talented recruit has been making the rounds checking out some of the schools that have offered.
"My dad wants me to check out all the schools that offered. He's been through this before, so I listen to what he says. He wants me to go check out FSU, so I will. I think it is important to get out there and see what these schools have to offer. I'm pretty open and I have made some visits. Each school that I saw I liked things about them."
LSU: "I like the coaches and they are positive about things. My dad liked the stricture there in that they help you transition from college."
Florida: "I love it there. What stood out to me was the graduation rate."
UCF: "I liked the campus and I was surprised by their facilities. I wasn't expecting to see the indoor practice fields."
While Bostic is just coming into his own on the recruiting scene, his ability as a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball has caught the eye of people who follow high school football in Florida. Jon feels that his combination of size and speed helps him stand out.
"I think my size (6'2" 220) and my ability to run makes me stand out. I run a 4.5 and I am quick. I can hit people and I get around the edge fast. I have the ability to run a lot of plays down from behind. I also hate to lose. I want to win everything I do. I want to continue to work on my speed for the college level. I run track and it is something I am thinking about doing in college because it will help be get faster. I run the 100 and 200 for my school. I run the 100 in 11 seconds and I run the 200 in 22.4."
Jon says that even know he doesn't have a favorite at this time, he knows what he is looking for in a school. While some recruits look for instant playing time and the chance to shine right away, Bostic wants a quality education.
"Location isn't a big factor for me, so I don't mind where I go. I don't mind coming in and taking a redshirt if the coaches feel I need it because it'll pay off in the end for me. What I am really looking at is the education, graduation rates and tutors. The academic support is a big factor for me."
Jon seems like he is pretty open at this time as he is trying to learn about each school as they offer. He hopes to get every school visited so he can get his list down to a top 5 heading into his senior season. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Jon and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.