Florida DL Bostwick Planning Notre Dame Trip

Port St. Lucie (Fla.) West Centennial four-star defensive lineman Jaynard Bostwick spoke with IrishEyes.com about his favorites, a planned trip to Notre Dame and what the Irish are telling him.

Port St. Lucie (Fla.) West Centennial four-star defensive lineman Jaynard Bostwick doesn't have Notre Dame near the top of his list at this time, but he is more than willing to give the Irish time to move up.

And there is plenty of time to do so.

The 6-foot-4, 281-pound Bostwick doesn't plan on making a decision until after his senior season, and the plan is to make it after an official visit to Notre Dame.

"I don't really have a top five, but I would say Miami, Oregon, Alabama and LSU are up there," Bostwick said. "I'm taking one of my five visits to go see the school (Notre Dame). I want to see them so I have better information to make the right decision."

Bostwick holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee as well, but there is something about the Irish that has him intrigued.

He is developing a relationship with assistant Tony Alford, and he is slowly but surely getting a feel for what Notre Dame is about.

"I'm interested in them but I wouldn't say they were in my top five right now," Bostwick said. "They are telling me about the school and the academic program and how I would fit on the team. I talk to them on the phone and Facebook."

Bostwick is planning on majoring in electrical engineering or moving into a field in sports. "I want to feel welcomed into the school," he said. "I don't want to waste a year getting to know the program. I want to get there and start playing."

Now, Bostwick is readying for spring practice, and he has a point of emphasis in getting ready for the season.

"I want to work on my hands with my pass rush and getting off the ball," he said. "I'm pretty good with (my) hands. I do a lot of mirror drills, and drills with other lineman."

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons said Bostwick fits in well as a defensive end in a 3-4 alignment.

"He is a very strong lineman that really recognizes things quickly, locates the football, and makes a play," Simmons said. "His hands are very active, he disengages well with offensive linemen, and he pursues the ball with quickness. He can anticipate a little better and get off the ball with more consistency."

He made 74 tackles, including seven for loss, as a junior.

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