Bosch, a four-star prospect and University of Michigan commit, was held out of the starting lineup due to back issues. But that didn't stop the future Wolverine from seeing the field late in the first quarter, as he helped the Spartans establish their power running attack for an early score. As St. Francis would pour it on in the first half of play, taking a 35-0 lead going into halftime. With the game no longer competitive, Bosch would sit out the second half of play.
"Yeah I got in there a little bit," Bosch told GoBlueWolverine.com after the game. "It was definitely a game for the second string guys to get their feet wet. You got to get acclimated to playing at this level. We are getting ready for next week. We won today. It was a good win, but we got to get focused on Montini (IL). That's our big game."
While the Spartan offense is a predominately a run heavy attack, they were able to showcase their passing game late in the first half. It gave Bosch an opportunity to work on his pass blocking skills. Bosch said he organized lineman passing drills during the summer, and that they are also able to throw the ball more because of improved quarterback play.
Bosch said their main focus is now on beating Montini, who they have lost to the past two seasons.
"Our expectations are high," Bosch said. "We put together a really good team here. And last few seasons we have lost to Montini. We want to turn that around and definitely beat them this year, ‘cause we are sick of being the whipping boy. We definitely want to turn it around and show them what we are made of."
Last weekend Michigan lost to then No. 2 Alabama 41-14, but Bosch said the loss has not hindered his confidence in the Wolverines.
"You know what every team has tough losses," Bosch explained. "You know you look at the (Chicago) Bears, you know sometimes they go to the playoffs. And the year before they had a terrible season. It's a learning experience. So them (Michigan) losing to the No. 2 team in the country, I'm not worried about it. I bet they will bounce back just as good as they did last year."
With the loss to the Crimson Tide, some teams have tried to use the defeat to get Bosch to de-commit. Bosch verified that he has no intentions of backing out of his commitment.
"There were a few teams talking about it," Bosch said. "Like trying to send me letters still and talking to me through Facebook. I usually don't respond to them, ‘cause I am committed to Michigan. I am going to hold my word to my commitment. I went through the process, I started pretty much my freshman year. So definitely thought through my decision. I am definitely a Wolverine."
Relationships with 2013 commits & prospects
It's been noted that this current Michigan class has a close bond, and Bosch said that's because they are looking to build friendships early—so they can get on each other to work harder.
"We are all getting to know each other better and just becoming friends," Bosch said, "'cause we need that camaraderie going into this season as freshman. So when we are in the weight room grinding on the weights, we can get on each other butts, and not have everybody be like, ‘Who the heck is this guy?' Cause we are all going to be like brothers. That's definitely the type of relationship we are trying to build up there."
It is no secret that Michigan would like to add four-star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to their class. Bosch said the fellow Illinois native will be joining him in Ann Arbor.
"I think Laquon is definitely going to be a Michigan Wolverine," Bosch said confidently. "It's just a matter of time. Some skill guys like to take in the process. I got nothing against it. They want to take all of their officials. I've talked to him and his mom when he was up there. I've talked to his whole family when they were up there. I've talked to Laquon himself. He is really interested in Michigan. I'd be shocked not to see him commit to Michigan."
Bosch said his next visit to campus will be for the Massachusetts game next Saturday. And he said he plans on taking his official visit for the Michigan State game.
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