Southeastern Focus

Southeastern Focus

"One of my little league coaches went to Auburn and he's been telling me good things about them," Jon Bostic said. "They have a great defense and Auburn has been looking at me since the beginning." Bostic continues to deny a leader but has set an official visit to see Auburn on Sept. 27. Tennessee, No. 5 LSU, Florida State, No. 1 USC, No. 4 Florida and Miami are his other favorites.

Jon Bostic, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound four-star weakside linebacker from Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Fla., still denies a leader but has an official visit scheduled to Auburn on Sept. 27.

"One of my little league coaches went to Auburn and he's been telling me good things about them," he said. "They have a great defense and Auburn has been looking at me since the beginning."

Although he denies a leader, Bostic likes No. 15 Auburn, Tennessee, No. 5 LSU, Florida State, No. 1 USC, No. 4 Florida and Miami. He says he has 28 total offers.

"I'll probably take some time and decide in late November or December," he said.

He says the school that is recruiting him the hardest is LSU. "They are probably calling the most regularly and send emails all the time."

Another team that is recruiting Bostic heavily is Tennessee. "The offense is really struggling, but the defense is pretty good," he said. "Plus, they are losing four linebackers and I think I'd have a chance to play early."

The only game he's attended thus far this season was the Florida/Miami game. "It was a good game," he said. "It was great to see Florida looking so good and the fans there were amazing. We couldn't even get into the stadium because the fans were all out there and the road was blocked."

Miami is another program that Bostic says he's considering. "I thought they played pretty well against Florida and are doing better than I thought they would," he said. "I'm really impressed with them and I think they'll be a great team in a year or two."

While he is impressed with the 'Canes progress, he says he's surprised that Florida State isn't doing better. "I watched the Wake Forest game on TV and thought that the defense looked great," he said. "They just need to work out the quarterback situation and get the offense going."

The only school outside of the south on Bostic's list is USC. "I watched the Ohio State game and I know they are a great team," he said. "It seems like every year they are able to put together a real good team."

Bostic is being recruited by USC linebackers coach Ken Norton, Jr. "I talk with him regularly," he said. "He tells me it's a great time to come there because they've got a need for linebackers and that I'd have a great chance to play early.

"I'm really eager to go check them out and see how comfortable I am over there," he said.

Bostic says that his dream match-up for the national championship this season would be USC versus Florida. "I've love to see USC play Florida," he said. "The SEC is a better conference that the Pac-10, but USC is a great team.

"USC can run and throw and basically do it all," he said. "But Florida has a good defense and if they can get their offense going and get the ground game going they are hard to stop."

Bostic is ranked as the No. 3 weakside linebacker in the country by Scout.com.

He has 18 tackles in three (2-1) games.

He reports a 2.9 core GPA, but doesn't know his test score. He says he's qualified. "I've already gone through the clearinghouse," he said. "I'm qualified."

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