Top Junior QB Collecting Offers

Pennsylvania has a deep history of producing successful quarterbacks. The Class of 2007 features Lititz native Pat Bostick, who may not only be the top signal caller in the state, but also could contend for the top spot in the country.

Few quarterbacks receive scholarship offers in September of their junior year. Bostick did just that when Louisville offered the 6-foot-3, 220-pound standout a few weeks ago. Ironically, the offer really did not surprise the Manheim Township quarterback.

“It was reassuring to get that monkey off my back,” Bostick said. “I figured I have the size and the tools, and I have put in the work to be a D-I player.”

Bostick also claims verbal offers from Pittsburgh and Penn State.

“I went to the 7-on-7 camp at Pittsburgh,” he said. “Coach Wannstedt said they really wanted me, and he wanted to make sure they got me to come to Pitt.”

“I also camped at Penn State, they basically said the same thing as Pitt,” he said. “They told me they're very interested and they'd like to have me at Penn State.”

Bostick will make a trip to Happy Valley this weekend to watch Penn State take on Minnesota.

“I don't get a chance to make it to many games, but I figured I'd go to Penn State this weekend.”

It's not as though he doesn't have options, Bostick receives letters and invitations to games on a daily basis. Some of the teams he has heard from include Penn State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Georgia, Michigan State, Florida State, Miami, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Iowa, Syracuse, Purdue and Oklahoma.

“I get invited to a lot of games, mostly they are handwritten letters asking for junior film,” he said.

It's very early on in the process, but Bostick already has an early top six and he knows exactly what he's looking to find in a school.

“I would say in no order, it would be Pitt, Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan, Syracuse and Purdue,” he said. “I just want to go somewhere I can excel and play early. It will be important to me that I fit in. I'll look for the right fit and do what my instincts tell me to do.”

Bostick say's he really didn't have a favorite team growing up; not a college team anyway.

“I guess I would say it would be the [Philadelphia] Eagles,” he said. 'I just enjoy watching football, it's nice just sitting back and watching a game that you're not a part of. I do pay attention specifically to the offenses.”

Manheim Township is 4-0 this season. Bostick has complete 56 of 87 passes for 905 yards. He has thrown nine touchdown passes and only one interception. As a sophomore he completed 188 of 319 passes for 2,278 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions.


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