Bostick Seeks Challenge

Quarterback Pat Bostick of Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pa., is waiting to see how things shape up during his recruiting before committing to a time schedule regarding his spring and summer camp plans. However, the five-start prospect has visited Michigan, and will be on the road again in February.

Five-star quarterback Pat Bostick of Manheim Township High School boasts six offers - Pitt, Louisville, UCONN, Rutgers, Ole Miss, and Maryland. The Cardinals of Louisville were the first to offer, and Bostick claims no favorite at this point. "I grew up just watching football, I never had one team as a favorite" he told on Wednesday. "I know I want something challenging, both academically and athletically."

As far as the recruiting process in general, Bostick is taking advice from a former Michigan man - Manheim head coach Mike Nelnyk, who was a kicker for Michigan in the 80s. "He's been a big help to me as as far as guiding me along with my recruiting," Bostick said. "Pretty much everything that he said would happen, has happened so far, so I listen to him a lot."

The 6-foot- 3 1/2, 220-pound Bostick recently traveled up to his coach's alma mater for their Junior Day, and will visit Maryland on Feb. 18, along with Pitt on Feb. 25 for their Junior Days. "I want to visit some of the other schools in my local area, like Boston College," he said. "Since it's early everything is a weekend thing, so I don't want to go too far away from home (for unofficial visits) right now. I'm in no hurry to make a decision."

Bostick said his camp plans would depend on how things evolve with regards to the offers he receives. "I don't want to jump right in, I'm going to wait and see what offers I get in the next couple of months," he said. "I want to play in the U.S. Army game next year, so I will probably attend a camp for that."

He said he knows there will be competition wherever he chooses to play, but it's something he welcomes. "I'm looking for an offense that is as complex as possible," he said. "I'm hoping there is an opportunity to play football after college."

If that opportunity doesn't present itself, Bostick said he would like to stay in sports regardless. "My first four years of college I'll study something more general. If I don't play football after college I'd like to get into coaching."

In December, Bostick was named the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 Outstanding Football Player of the Year. He led the Blue Streaks to a 9-2 record in 2005. He threw for 2,810 during his junior season, going 181-of-295 with 34 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was also the punter for Manheim, averaging a little over 35 yards-per-kick with a longest of 52 yards.


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