January 2, 2010

Bostic solid in Offense-Defense Bowl

Georgia Tech commitment Barry Bostic is just days away from starting school and becoming a Yellow Jacket, but he had one more event as a high school athlete. Bostic showed off his defensive skills at the Offense-Defense Bowl in Myrtle Beach along side a pair of future Georgia Tech stars Shawn Green and Denzel McCoy.

Bostic notched seven tackles playing cornerback, safety and some special teams.

"They had me playing on every special teams unit expect extra points," Bostic joked after the game. "I got to play corner, some safety and I really enjoyed being the gunner and getting down field to cover kicks. My favorite moment from the game was a gunner when I juked a player and made him run into his own teammate."

One of the highlights for Bostic was hanging out with Green and McCoy all week.

"It was a lot of fun and I spent most of the week with Denzel and Shawn. They are great guys," Bostic said. "It reminded me of what is ahead and I am just a few days away from starting school at Georgia Tech. I am going into with a positive attitude and I have a lot of things that I want to accomplish as a Yellow Jacket."

Bostic moves into his dorm at Georgia Tech on Jan. 7. The other big move for Bostic will be at corner where he has limited experience. At Jefferson County High School he was the quarterback, star receiver, kick returner and safety. His experience at corner is somewhat limited and he noticed that right away when practices began for the Offense-Defense Bowl.

"It was like learning everything all over again," he said. "I spent some much time playing just quarterback this season I had to relearn things in camp this week. I used my athleticism to make play without the proper technique. I have to learn my technique and I learned a lot from watching the other corners and from the coaches this week."

One of the corners who worked with Bostic was Westlake star and Clemson commitment Darius Robinson.

"Darius was helping me out a lot with my technique. He is a great corner. Tony Grimes also helped me out a lot. It was interesting because most of the secondary was Clemson commitments, but we were all cool."

After suffering a knee injury late in his high school season, Bostic had been limited to offense only during the high school playoffs, but his knee seemed to be doing a lot better this week.

"After I got a couple of hits in practice everything came back to me. I was able to play without a brace on my knee and I never noticed anything even though it was freezing."

Bostic has one more high school event to take care of before he gets fully involved with the Jackets.

"On Jan. 14 I have to go to an awards banquet back home because I was named the All-Area player of the year by the Augusta Chronicle. After that I am all Georgia Tech," Bostic said.

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