The Midwest boasts a deep crop of top quarterback talent in the class of 2013. One of those making an early name for himself is Manchester's (Mich.) Nate Bossory, who took an unofficial visit to Florida this past weekend.
"I really enjoyed visiting Florida," Bossory said. "The excitement in the stadium I could tell was different than most colleges. People were really energetic and excited to be there. People were just jacked to see the Gators go at it. I saw the Gator Walk when the team walks through and the band is playing. That was pretty exciting too."
Florida is one of several schools showing interest in the 6-3, 220-pound Bossory, and his recent visit to Gainesville was in response to that interest.
"A coach had seen my highlight film and been telling me I am a big-time quarterback, wants to see more of me," Bossory said.
Other schools in regular contact with Bossory include Duke, Stanford, Penn State, Michigan State, Harvard, Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan
"I've been getting mail from all over and I've personally talked to a couple coaches," Bossory said. "Things are starting to pick up a lot."
Bossory had a recent conversation with a Duke assistant, and also spoke to Stanford in the recent past. He is weighing game invites from Penn State, Iowa, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan and has already attended games at Michigan State and Indiana.
Manchester dropped their first round playoff game by two points to finish the season 8-2. Bossory put up 2,100 passing yards and 26 touchdowns in those ten games.
"My decision-making got a lot better at the end of the year," Bossory said. "I didn't throw into coverage, my completion percentage went up and I think my footwork got better from my first game."
The junior signal caller is also a standout in the classroom, boasting a 4.0 GPA and scoring a 26 on the ACT as a sophomore.