Jon Bostic is ready, ready for a big senior year and almost ready to make his official visits official. This four star linebacker prospect from Wellington (Fla.) Palm Beach Central High School, is a member of the Rivals100 (No. 61) and is one of the most coveted prospects from the Sunshine State.
"I am so ready for a big year," Bostic said. "Basically, we are trying to make the playoffs. In years past we were a young team. Now, we have a bunch of seniors that are ready. We have some young guys who are going to step up. It's exciting because we have athletes all over the field."
The plan for Bostic is to play all three linebacker positions but concentrate on WILL and MIKE. He will also play running back, quarterback and wide receiver.
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"I am going to play both ways. I love getting the ball. I like playing running back. I am a down hill guy that runs with power. I am not a spread guy. I like to run it down your throat."
Bostic started his high school career playing cornerback as a freshman. As a sophomore he played safety and last season he mainly played strong safety. Now Bostic is trying to make the adjustment to linebacker and learning the position quickly. There's nothing like on the job training for Bostic.
"I think I can play all the (LB) positions but I like MIKE and WILL. I can really play both. I am good at coming off the edge playing WILL. At MIKE the coaches let me roam free, play sideline to sideline, blitz or drop into coverage.
"I think playing in the secondary my first few years has helped me play linebacker, especially when it comes to coverage, my footwork and my drops. At the same time, I am learning technique, reads and stuff like that. Camping at both Florida and Florida State this summer really helped me."
Bostic, 6-3 and 225 pounds, has a slew of scholarship offers and is just now beginning to narrow things down a little.
"I am trying to set up some official visits and I am almost there. I think I will visit Tennessee when they play Florida, Auburn when they play Tennessee, and LSU when they play Georgia. I want to visit USC and either South Carolina or Clemson. I am also looking at some in-state schools, Florida, FSU, Miami and Central Florida. I will not make official visits to those schools because I have already been there and it will be easy for me to take unofficial visits to them later on."
Bostic won't make a decision until after all his visits are taken. He plans of going to the Florida-LSU and Miami-Florida State games (unofficial visits) this fall.