Bostic left impressed

Jon Bostic (6-2, 220, 4.6), who is picking up offers from schools across the Southeast, was in Baton Rouge for the Tigers spring game over the weekend. He made the trip over with his father and caught up with the big-hitting linebacker to see how things went during his visit.

Jon Bostic


“I liked LSU a lot,” Bostic said. “The trip went really well and I got to see some things that I really liked about the university.”


Bostic, who played weak side linebacker his junior season, said that he could end up at any linebacker spot for the Tigers.


“I played on the weak-side this past season just to take advantage of my speed and ability to get to the quarterback,” Bostic said. “In college I feel like I can play linebacker at any position.”


Wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy is recruiting the talented backer and Bostic said that meeting the coaches and being on campus helped him to take the experience in.


“I met with Coach Mac and he introduced me to all the coaches on the defensive side of the ball,” Bostic said. “It was a great environment.”


At the spring game, Bostic came across a few things that took him by surprise.


“There were a lot of people there being that it were just a spring game,” Bostic said. “It was the first spring game I have ever been to, so I wasn’t expecting a crowd. That was cool to see.”


Bostic also said that the coming to the Tigers would not take much change for him by way of the playbook.


“LSU runs the same style of defense with a lot of the same play calls that we have at my high school now,” Bostic said. “That was something that I definitely liked.”


Bostic’s father, John, was a starting cornerback in the NFL for three years before blowing out his knee, ending his career.


His father knows that football will not always be there and that is one thing he has passed down to his son.


“My dad experienced first hand what it is like to not always be able to have football,” Bostic said. “Academics are a top priority for me because you never know what can happen.”


After taking in LSU’s academics center, the Wellington native walked away very impressed.


“I knew about LSU’s football team,” Bostic said. “But what they offer academically is amazing. The Cox Center [for Student Athletes] was something that really impressed both of us.”


Bostic said that his father has urged him to begin a journal on his recruiting experience, so when it is all said and done he will be able to sit down and remember the little things each university offered that stood out along the way.


What will he be putting down on his trip to LSU in April?


“I think with LSU I am going to remember the one-on-one time,” Bostic said. “It’s not just all about football. They make sure they don’t leave you behind academically as well, even letting me know that I can start getting summer schools hours in before my freshman year of college.”


With visits to South Carolina, Florida and Miami all still on the horizon, Bostic will continue with his father’s advice and soak up the recruiting process for all that it offers.


But, it is obvious that LSU made a lasting impression on both father and son.


“Jon will take his time with the decision,” Bostic’s father reiterated. “But LSU is definitely a place that we will be visiting a couple of more times before that decision is made.”

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