Over the next two or so weeks, we at FTRS will be taking some time to honor each of our seniors for their contribution to Georgia Tech's football team. Since I couldn't really think of another fair way to do the order, we decided to take the ones who have made significant contributions and do them in alphabetical order. After we finish those, we'll do a cumulative post to cover the rest of them.
Today, we start with A-back BJ Bostic.
High School and Recruitment
Bostic was a four-star athlete at Jefferson County High School prior to enrolling early at Tech. Playing quarterback in high school, he was a star for them. In setting 15 school records, Bostic also put up some awesome numbers.
He completed 68 percent of his passes for 1,124 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 165 times for 1,227 yards and another 17 touchdowns. As if that wasn't enough, he also had nine receptions for 231 yards and four touchdowns.
That is a total of 2,582 yards and 38 touchdowns. So yeah, he was pretty good in high school.
Bostic came to Tech over offers from Mississippi State, UCLA and Stanford. Being recruited by Charles Kelly, Bostic committed to Tech on June 11, 2009.
Career at Tech
Bostic got off to a great start at Georgia Tech. After enrolling early, Bostic played in all 13 games his freshman season. He finished with 13 carries for 127 yards and took over the primary kick return duties in the third game of the season. In his 28 kickoff returns, he averaged 20.5 yards/return.
The next year was a little rough for him. Bostic was forced to take his redshirt year after suffering a season-ending injury in August. Late in the season, he became healthy and was able to practice with the Scout team.
Big things were expected for Bostic coming back his redshirt sophomore year in 2012. He fell well short of expectations, though. He again played in 13 games and even started against uga and then Florida State in the ACC Championship game. But his stats didn't quite measure up to those from his freshman season. He finished with 34 carries for 211 yards, only a 6.2 yard/rush average.
In his junior season, Bostic played in 12 games, again starting two. He had 16 carries for 115 yards.
And this season, Bostic played in every game, finishing with 20 carries for 119 yards and finally got the first touchdown of his career against Miami.
Thanks for your contribution BJ!