Jacob Bostick had been hoping for an Iowa Football offer. One came his way on Monday.
It was worth the wait.
"I was super excited. I had been playing phone tag with (Iowa receiver) coach (Kelton) Copeland, and we finally got a hold of each other and then he pulled the offer," Bostick told HN.
The Palatine (IL) High wideout also reports scholarship opportunities from Cincinnati, Illinois, Kansas State, Pittsburgh, seven MAC schools and others, including Army and Navy.
At 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, Bostick offers speed and athleticism at a premium position. That's what Copeland sees.
"He said that my film speaks for itself, and that I will be successful wherever I go," Bostick said.
He is keeping some information about his recruitment private.
"I’m still learning about Iowa and can’t wait to meet more of the coaches. I will be visiting Iowa. I have discussed that with coach already, however my family and I decided not to discuss our visits on social media. But I can’t wait to visit soon," Bostick said.
In addition to the schools that have offered scholarships, other programs are showing genuine interest. The lists includes Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa State, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Michigan.
"I plan to commit at the end of June or first week of July," said Bostick, who is still deciding on a college major.
As a junior, Bostick caught 31 passes for 451 yards and nine touchdowns in six games.
Rivals ranks Bostick as a three-star recruit. The service lists him as the No. 59 receiver nationally in the 2022 Class and the No. 8 player regardless of position in Illinois.
Here's a look at Bostick's junior highlights: