January 13, 2007

Pat Bostick is ready for Pitt

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Pitt's quarterback commit of 2007, Pat Bostick, suffered some tendonitis in his right elbow last weekend, which held him out of the East Meets West game in Orlando, Fla. He is recovered from it, and despite not getting a chance to play in the game, felt the whole experience was worthwhile. Also on his mind, a lot of trips to Pittsburgh, including this weekend for the Pitt-Georgetown basketball game.

"(East Meets West) was fun," Bostick said. "I met a lot of good people and had a good time. Practice was good. I got a lot out of it. Overall, it was a good experience. My position coach was a high school coach from Indiana"

In addition to the honor of getting to play in Florida for the weekend, Bostick met one of his future teammates, Tony Tucker, who committed during the game.

"He committed two minutes after we met," Bostick said. "We're looking forward to Pitt. We are talking about how we want to bring it back, bring the tradition back."

Bostick said he frequently speaks with the Pitt coaching staff, and that he spoke with offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh on Thursday afternoon. He said he was all set to come to Pitt this semester, and enroll in classes, but due to some of his final examinations, scheduled in January, he was forced to stick around and graduate with the rest of his class. No big deal for Bostick, as he'll be on Pitt's campus quite a bit this spring.

"We just started final exams," Bostick added. "I'm going to start classes after graduation. I am going to be coming out a lot in the spring, as much as I can. It might be every weekend, or at least every other weekend."

In addition to visiting the campus, and getting acclimated to his new home for the next few years, Bostick will spend at least the next two weekends meeting, and helping recruit some new teammates.

"LeSean McCoy, I know he's going to be there this weekend," Bostick said. "I know him from combines, but it's been awhile since I talked with him. I had a chance to play against him, and he's probably the best player I've ever seen. He's unbelievable. It would be great to get someone like that.

"I talk to Chris Jacobson all the time. We're going out after the game on Saturday."

Bostick was recently named Pennsylvania's Gatorade Player of the year, and he was also selected first-team all-state in Quad-A, by the Pennsylvania Football News He finished his career at Manheim Township with 7,246 career passing yards, fourth most in state history. He threw 82 career touchdown passes, with just 18 interceptions.

Tony Greco can be contacted at pittpath@hotmail.com..

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