Lancaster (Pa.) Manheim Township 2007 quarterback Pat Bostick received his first written offer of the season a couple days back. Who did the 6-foot-3, 196-pounder get the offer from and what does he think about it?
"I got my first written offer from Louisville," he said. "It's a good school and I didn't really expect it. I've been getting mail from them since last year and it's exciting especially to get an offer from somewhere that has had successful quarterbacks. It gives me an idea of where I'm at.
"It's funny I got the offer from them because I was watching TV the a few nights ago and people were picking Louisville to go to the national championship. I don't know much about their school, but they are definitely taking the program in the right direction and I like how the offense is run."
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Where do the Cardinals stand for Bostick at this point in his recruiting?
"They definitely jumped in there and that puts them on the map," he said. "I'd say right now they are in my top five or ten. They are in contention and there's nothing but good things about them. It's a big process though and I'm wide open."
This fall Bostick plans to take in games at Pittsburgh, Penn State and Michigan.
"I'm going to be just going for games," he said. "I want to stay around here because it's much easier on my team. I don't want to conflict with my team's functions."
The quarterback prospect holds verbal offers from Pittsburgh and Penn State.
"The verbal offers are an interesting thing and both Pittsburgh and Penn State said they want to do whatever they can to get me on their teams," he said. "I've been to both and I saw the stadiums and enjoyed it there. I like both schools and I'm not necessarily going to stay close to home, but we'll see."
Currently, no team leads for Bostick's services.
"There's no edge right now, I do like that Michigan and Southern Cal run a similar offense than mine," he said. "I would say right now in no order that my top five are Penn State, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Virginia and Michigan. It all depends who else contacts me and shows interest."
The 2007 Rivals100 quarterback helped lead Manheim Township to a 56-7 win over Ephrata.
"I threw 13 for 15, 154 yards and three touchdowns," he said. "I wasn't satisfied, but I'd give myself a B+ because I could have played better. I'm never satisfied since you can never come out of any game perfect. I strive for perfection. I made good reads and got rid of the ball and my line played great and that's a key to my success."
As a sophomore Bostick passed for 2,300 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions as he was named first team AAAA quarterback and sophomore All-American.