Quarterbacks are dropping like flies across the nation with a new commitment coming on a daily basis. Rivals Pre-Evaluation 100 quarterback Pat Bostick of Lancaster (Pa.) Manheim Township admits that things are heating up in his recruitment, but that hasn't changed who Pat favors. Is he next?
"Pitt is still my favorite right now. I have been saying it for a little while. I was hesitant to say so before but now that I have had a little more time to talk with other schools as well as Pitt I have named them as my leader," Bostick said.
The 6-foot-3, 196 pound quarterback holds offers from Pittsburgh, Louisville, Maryland, Georgia, NC State, Mississippi and UConn. He has also been hearing a lot from Michigan, Iowa, Alabama, Miami, Virginia, and Boston College recently.
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"Things are starting to heat up a little bit as we head into May," Bostick said.
Bostick had Pittsburgh, Michigan, and Louisville as his leaders up until a few weeks ago but several factors have pushed Pittsburgh to the front of the pack.
"Pitt is only three and a half hours away from home, they have a very successful coaching staff that are a bunch of great, honest guys. I have been there seven or eight times so it isn't like I have only been there once to see all the good things, I feel like I have seen everything they have to offer and there isn't much that I don't like," Bostick said. "I love Coach Cavanaugh, he reminds me a lot of my high school coach and I really get along well with him."
Being compared to Bostick's high school coach Mike Melnyk certainly isn't a bad thing. Bostick holds his coach in very high regard and appreciates what he has done throughout the whole recruiting process.
"Coach Melnyk went to Michigan so he kind of knows the ropes in recruiting a little bit. He has taught me a lot and has made me 100% better as a player and as a person so I take his advice seriously. He has his opinions of a lot of the schools that are recruiting me and basically everything that he has told me would happen has happened," Bostick remarked. "He (Melnyk) says that Pitt is a great place and a good fit."
As far as camps and combines coming up, Bostick plans on attending the Elite College Combine on May 1st and will be at the Elite 11 on May 6 at Penn State. Bostick has not planned any further visits to colleges or practices for the near future.
"I am probably done with visits unless someone really makes me think twice."
Georgia and Iowa have already visited the school with Alabama, Auburn, Stanford, Louisville, NC State and UConn coming in the next few days. Barring any new developments it seems that a decision may be coming sooner rather than later for Bostick.
"I plan on making my decision probably around the end of May if nothing else presents itself," Bostick said.
Pitt visits the school on May 11. Keep that date in mind, it could be commitment day.