In what is becoming somewhat of an tradition here for the Bastards we will again let everyone know about a Pitt Panther not playing football. 5-star recruit Pat Bostick has left the Panthers for personal reasons.
The 6-3, 220-pound Bostick passed for 2,172 yards and 20 touchdowns last season after having 2,810 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior. Recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com rated him as the No. 2 player in the state. He was ranked as one of the nation's top 50 players by Super Prep magazine.
The reasons according to Pittsburgh radio host and former WCW commentator Mark Madden is anxiety attacks and if you can't trust a wrestling commentator to shoot you straight who can you trust? ESPN radio in Morgantown reported that the reason was he and his family not happy with the direction of the program which seems unlikely since he was on campus for the last 4 months.
Regardless of the reasons, of which we may never really know, he and 4-star running back LeSean McCoy were supposed to be Pittsburghs answer to White and Slaton in the upcoming years. In fact, McCoy is regarded so highly that year's flavor of the month, Dorin Dickerson is moving to linebacker for the first time in his career. Bostick may return soon, but the loss of him and Elijah Fields within a week has to be unsettling to the Wannstache.