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Patti back from his official visit

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips dual-threat quarterback Nick Patti has been committed to Boise State since May. The three-star signal-caller has remained firm in that decision and this weekend took his one and only official visit, traveling to watch the Broncos host TCU.
"The visit was good," Patti said. "I had a good time and it was a great game. They played good, at the end there they just didn't come out on top. TCU is a good team. I had fun on my official. I got to spend a lot of time with the coaches and a lot of time with the team and kind of see how they do things. I got to see the in's and out's of the Broncos."
For the 5-foot-11, 180-pound quarterback, the visit helped him to realize that he has definitely made the right college choice for himself.
"Seeing the in's and out's, how they do things, and how they operate on a gameday basis and from a preparation basis, it just showed me it is a great place," Patti said. "I love the coaches there and they are kind of people I want to play for and the kind of people I want to be around. They are doing great there and heading in the right direction."
At the conclusion of the visit, Patti was able to sit down with head coach Chris Petersen and his staff to discuss where he fits into their quarterback plans for 2012.
"I sat down with him today and spoke about it," Patti said. "He just said it is going to be an open competition when I get there. Obviously I am going to have a big learning curve and a lot to catch up on with the other guys that are already there. But it is an open competition and is going to be all about how well I adapt. They love me as a player and I like them as a program, so it will all be on how I adapt, how much I learn, and how quickly I can get it going."
In order to put himself in a better opportunity to quickly earn the starting role at Boise State, Patti will be enrolling early.
"I will be there in January, on January 15th," Patti said. "I think it is huge. Especially in my situation and in the grand scheme of things with the competition and all that sort of stuff. I think it is huge and going to be a great asset for me to get that time. It will be something I can take advantage of."
Patti was joined on the visit by his parents and brother. He said they enjoyed the visit as well and fully approve of his plans to be a Bronco.
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