Bostick comments on decision

New Oregon verbal commit linebacker Paris Bostick breaks down how Oregon came to recruit him and the process that followed that eventually led to his commitment.

Oregon started off the new year on the right foot by landing it’s first linebacker of the 2015 class in the form of JUCO prospect Paris Bostick.

A 6-foot-2, 218-pound hybrid player, the former Georgia Bulldog spoke with eDuck about why he verbally committed to the program after playing for Santa Monica College this season. It started last month when defensive coordinator Don Pellum stopped by the school to check him out.

“They said they were choosing a couple of guys from the California area that we’re in,” Bostick said. “And they were more impressed with my film than theirs. I guess when Coach Pellum came to see me, he hadn’t really seen the film, but he ended up seeing it and was really impressed.”

Shortly thereafter, Pellum extended an offer to Bostick, who immediately turned around and shocked the veteran coach by committing after previously spending a few days thinking about going to Oregon in anticipation of landing the offer.

“I didn’t see any reason why I shouldn’t,” Bostick said of the decision. “It was just a real cool vibe I got from DP. He was real up front and honest with me. He really didn’t play no hands. He didn’t promise me nothing. He just told me what it was like if I worked hard, you know what I mean? He wants guys that work hard.”

Excited to join one of the top programs in the country — and one that will be playing for its first national championship in six days — Bostick said he might end up playing a variety of positions at Oregon because of his size. First, they’ll try him out at linebacker, but he said he’d be willing to play as a nickel back or somewhere else in the secondary.

“That’s typically where I play,” he said of playing linebacker. “I’m comfortable at that position. I can play fast. I can beat most linemen that I know. I’ve never known a lineman that can block me consistently on a down and out basis because I’m too fast.”

Next up is an official visit to Oregon next month from Jan. 22-23.

from Jan. 22-23 “They just want to get me in there and make sure that this is really what I want to do,” he said. “And it is at this point.”


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