Prior to the Panthers first fall practice sessions of the year all of that seemed in doubt as news began erupting across the internet, then the television and news media that Bostick had left the University late Monday evening. With no distinct answers fans and media were left to speculate as to what had happened.
Last season, the Panthers were stung by the loss of Syracuse, N.Y. defensive end McKenzie Mathews who was homesick and decided to return home to try his hand at small college football. Scout.com spoke with Pat Bostick Sr. late Tuesday evening and he updated us on the situation as best he could while keeping his sons privacy at the forefront.
"Pat had a personal issue that needed to be addressed and we felt it was best that we do that as a family with the full support of the PITT program," Bostick Sr. said. "I can assure you that this was not an issue of Pat being homesick. He has been at Pitt since May and he loves it there and he loves his teammates and the staff.
"This is nothing like what happened with a player last year," Bostick reiterated. "This is an issue that is not football related and we expect him to back with the team shortly."
Bostick, played his senior season at a little over 230 pounds and he worked his way down to 221 pounds prior to camp.
"He is in the best shape of his life and looks forward to proving himself on the field," Bostick stated.
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