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S commit Paris Bostick loves to run, hit

8/29/2012

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paris Bostick's (Tampa, Fla./Plant) versatility could be seen in two plays.

Shortly after coming up from his safety spot to deliver a big blow on a Boyd Anderson ball carrier, Plant's opponents from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., had to kick the ball away.

There he was, No. 4, waiting for it. The ball didn't sail as the coaches intended. Rather it bounced right in front of the Georgia commitment, and he knew exactly what to do with it.

"There was a low kick, it bounced twice, so I just picked it up and saw some daylight," Bostick said of his return for a touchdown. "I got bumped, but I am 212, 213, so it is hard to take me down full speed. I just kept going and took it to the right and it just felt good."

A three-star safety according to ESPN, Bostick isn't limited to the position, though that is likely where he will begin in Athens.

The 6-foot-1, 212-pound prospect puts everything into his games. The rest sorts itself out.

"I can play whatever," he said. "I know that I am built like a linebacker, but I am fast. I can play receiver, safety, whatever. I love to hit and play hard.

"I like to hit. If you come out here and see me play, you know I like to hit. Definitely hitting, man. I am fast to the ball, and I come on quick from that strong safety position. I am not one of those guys that will [tip toe], I like to come down hill. I want to be a headhunter for Georgia."

Though safety is likely to be his first home in Todd Grantham's defense, it might not be his final spot. For now, Bostick is trying to maintain his weight within 10 pounds.

"Over time, who knows," he said. "I try to keep my weight between 210 and 220 and keep it balanced. It isn't a challenge. I eat and lose it at practice. Sometimes I even go lower. Most of the time I stay the same."

Bostick has yet to set up an official visit to Georgia, because, he said, he hasn't been able to compare schedules yet.