Planning another trip

Palm Beach Central High linebacker Jon Bostic has offers in the double digits, making him one of Florida's most coveted linebackers. LSU is one of the many schools in pursuit of the 6-2, 220-pounder, who recently received an offer from one of the Sunshine State's "Big Three".

“I got a letter from them (Florida State) that looked like the normal college letters,” Bostic said. “I’m not sure if we ever sent them my video, but my offer came in the mail.


“A lot of teams are getting on me now,” Bostic added. “Some I am interested in and others caught me off guard.”


One of the team’s Bostic has been keeping in close touch with is LSU, where he says priority number one lies with his mother.


“When it comes down to the recruiting process, my dad wants me to make my own decision,” Bostic said. “My mom wants to keep me close, so I want to get here to Baton Rouge so that she can see what LSU is like.”


When will Bostic and family be in Baton Rouge?


“We are looking to get down there as soon as possible,” he said. “My dad and I really liked it. Now Coach [D.J.] Mac [McCarthy] is just making sure that I get my mom down there. She saw how much I liked it, so I think things will be fine.”


With many of his potential universities recruiting linebackers, Bostic said that he is keeping an eye on his recruiting process surroundings.


“Georgia offered, but they are heavy at linebacker,” he said. “You then look at a guy like Jarvis Jones, and you know that they are wanting him to fill that one linebacker spot as an in-state guy.”


LSU already has two linebackers committed for 2009 and while some may see that as a problem, Bostic feels comfortable with the situation at hand.


“I really like LSU because they are big linebacker recruiting class this season,” he said. “Coach Mac has been in touch a lot, so I am hoping we catch up the next time he comes this way.”


Though Bostic is looking for the right fit, by no means is immediate playing time the top priority.


“If I can play right away, then great,” he said. “If not, I get a chance to keep working on not only football but school, because I plan on getting my master’s degree after graduation.”


Bostic’s summer, which assuredly holds an LSU visit with his family at side, will focus primarily on preparing his fellow football teammates for a playoff run, which would be the first for Palm Beach Central’s program.


“We have a young team, and we have the talent to get to the playoffs for the first time,” he said. “My teammates are looking up to me now, so I have to be there to lead.”

Note: Jon Bostic finished his junior season with over 100 tackles.

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