Head coach Robert Weiner has built the Tampa Bay-area Plant High program into a powerhouse, and the University of Georgia has reaped the benefits of their success -- with quarterback Aaron Murray and tight end Orson Charles both signing and starring for the Bulldogs during the last three years. Georgia is in the mix with yet another Plant standout, and he was in Athens Friday for Dawg Night.
The Plant Panthers went 14-1 last season, winning the Class 8A championship in Florida. Safety Paris Bostick (Tampa/Plant) played a big role, with 63 tackles, one sack and three interceptions as a junior.
Double-digit schools have offered the 6-foot-1, 217-pound prospect, including the Bulldogs. Bostick camped at Georgia last year, and this year after making several plays at safety, Bostick showed his versatility by lining up at wide receiver and catching a few passes.
“It went pretty good,” Bostick said. “I got a couple interceptions, broke up passes and just competed. Georgia told me I did a great job, and they kept asking me what I thought about Georgia.”
There is no change atop Bostick’s leaderboard, but that is not necessarily a bad omen for the Bulldogs.
“I like it at Georgia and they are in my top four, along with West Virginia, Texas A&M and Arkansas,” Bostick said. “Georgia has a good community and I love the campus. I knew some people from Tampa are here at Georgia, so that is good knowing some people here already. They have a good football team and a great coaching staff that is friendly and they just want to make you better.”
Bostick says he is set to take a trip to Arkansas in a couple of weeks and plans to commit before his senior year.