In a surprising turn of events the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Boise State backup quarterback Nick Patti has been granted a release from Boise State. The former Dr. Phillips High School quarterback will be transferring before the start of the spring semester.
Former Dr. Phillips QB Nick Patti granted release from #Boise State, plans transfer ... could #UCF be in the mix? http://t.co/bf6gqX09CT— Sentinel Recruiting (@OS_Recruiting) January 15, 2014
The news was confirmed by Patti’s father, Ed Patti, but he refused to comment further on his son’s situation or future plans. One possibility is that he will transfer to a Florida school. Patti, 5-10, 200 lbs, was a Broncos recruit in the 2012 class and had offers from both UCF and USF of the American Conference before committing to Boise State. Ed Patti recently had asked Boise State for permission to talk to UCF on behalf of his son and that the permission had been granted. But wherever Nick Patti transfers he will almost certainly be required to sit out a year before his eligibility is restored.
The former Dr. Phillips star quarterback had a dazzling career in high school but has had mixed success since his arrival at Boise State. He arrived on campus at the start of the spring semester in 2012 and immediately battled Joe Southwick and Grant Hedrick for the starting job. He ended up redshirting but played sparingly this past season as the backup after Southwick was injured and Hedrick took over as the starter. Even then he was underused and after appearing in 6 games he had only completed 8-of-11 passes for 63 yards and ran on just 4 plays for 19 yards in limited field exposure.
On the recruiting front Boise State has added another commit to their 2014 class: DE Derrick Boles. Boles, 6-3, 254 lbs, is a big, weakside defensive end out of Lakeland HS, Lakeland, Florida.
The fourteen confirmed commitments to Boise State in the 2014 class:
DB Khalil Oliver, 6-1, 185, Rocky Mountain HS, Meridian, ID.
WR Sean Modster, 5-11, 190, Mission Viejo HS, Mission Viejo, CA.
OL Jesse Sosebee, 6-5, 300, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA.
OT Ryan Griswold, 6-5, 250, Pearland HS, Pearland, TX.
ATH Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2 , 190 lbs, Rocky Mountain HS, Meridain, ID.
OT Troy Bacon, 6-3, 281 lbs, Apple Valley HS, Apple Valley, CA.
DE David Moa, 6-4, 260 lbs, Kearny HS, San Diego, CA.
S Dylan Sumner-Gardner, 6-1, 193 lbs, West Mesquite HS, Mesquite, TX
OT Tennessee Su’e Su’e, 6-2, 295 lbs, West HS, Salt Lake City, UT
TE David Lucero, 6-5, 215 lbs, Holtville HS, Holtville, CA
DE Will Dissly, 6-4, 240 lbs, Bozeman HS, Bozeman, MT
OT Jerhen Ertel, 6-6, 280 lbs, Glendale CC, Glendale, AZ
RB Cory Young, 5-9, 169 lbs, Norco HS, Norco, CA
DE Derrick Boles, 6-3, 254 lbs, Lakeland HS, Lakeland, FL