Bostic will do some traveling this weekend

The Sunshine State is so deep with talent that names just keep popping up on the recruiting front with each passing day. Jon Bostic (6-2, 220, 4.6) is emerging as one of South Florida's top linebackers for 2009 and he will take an unofficial visit this weekend to check out one of the schools that have offered a scholarship.

Jon Bostic


“Me and my dad are going to fly into New Orleans and then drive up to LSU on Saturday,” Bostic said.

The Wellington (Fla.) Palm Beach Central standout estimated that he has close to 9 or 10 scholarship offers at this point with at least half of them being from BCS schools.


“I have South Carolina, LSU, Minnesota, Wake Forest, Central Florida, FIU, N.C. State and a few more,” he said.


Bostic said his most recent offer came from the school he is going to visit this weekend for its spring game.

While the news may have been unexpected it sounds like it has definitely piqued his interest.


“Coach (D.J.) McCarthy called and talked to my coach and then I called him back and he offered me over the phone,” Bostic said. “He said they were very interested in me and they could use me as a strong safety or linebacker, either way.


“I was excited about it but I wasn’t really expecting it this early in the spring. I kind of thought when they came down to see me for spring practices or maybe the summertime they would offer but not now.”


Bostic said that he is getting interest from a number of other schools but he said that the two that seem the most interested are Florida and Miami.


Out of all of the schools that have offered and the ones showing interest, Bostic said that two standout above the others.


He spoke about each one and why they are held in a little higher regard.


“That’s LSU and Florida,” he said. “LSU because they won the national championship and I’ve been looking into their school a little bit more. That’s why my dad wanted to take me up this weekend so I could look at the campus and see everything. I know a couple of players from the Florida area played there too a couple of years ago like #80 (Dwayne Bowe).


“With Florida, my mom is the one that got me interested in Florida. As a kid, everyone around here was all about the Miami Hurricanes and Devin Hester but my mom had wanted to go to Florida since she was little. She had to go to Florida A&M like all of her sisters did but we’ve been going to Florida games and I like the atmosphere and how everything is.”


As for a timeline for making a decision, the big-hitting backer said that he hasn’t thought much about that and he is taking some advice from his father.


“I haven’t really talked to my dad about it lately but he told me to enjoy the process because this is only going to happen once in a lifetime,” Bostic said. “So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m just enjoying the process.”

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