Future Bronco Discusses Elite 11 Experience

Future Bronco Discusses Elite 11 Experience

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) was one of twenty-four QBs invited to the Elite 11 competition last month. The future Bronco performed quite well, showing once again that talent can overcome the "size" disadvantage. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com and offered his thoughts on the event.

Dr. Phillips HS QB Nick Patti (Orlando, FL) was one of twenty-four QBs invited to the Elite 11 competition last month. The future Bronco performed quite well, showing once again that talent can overcome the "size" disadvantage.

"I thought it was an awesome event," he said. "I met a lot of great guys, good players, and made some friends that I'll have for a while. There were lots of great coaches, a great environment, and it was the top competition in the country. They treated us like superstars. It was a lot of fun."

"It's something I have to deal with," he said in regards to the "size" disadvantage. "Kellen (Moore) had to deal with it, Drew Brees had to deal with it, and it's a great excuse for people to have, but maybe I'm actually better than that other kid. It's just that great equalizer since it goes against the grain."

"I've always had good mechanics and footwork," he stated. "It's a great thing to have and it's real important for me to have that. I work hard at it and I feel I'm pretty good at it."

One of the camp counselors at the event was none other than Boise State QB Kellen Moore.

"Kellen was awesome" said Patti. "It was a great opportunity and a great experience for me to have as well. It was cool talking to him and throwing it around with him. There was kind of a running joke around camp about it being the present and future, that kind of deal. It was cool."

On the recruiting front, Patti (6'0, 195, 4.5) maintains that he's still 100% committed to Boise State and is simply ready to get his senior season underway.

"I spoke to both (Petersen/Pease) Monday morning," he said. "We were just catching up, recapping, and I might come up to catch a practice or two. It's not set in stone, but it's about 50/50 right now. Like I said, it'll mostly be a trip for my mom so I can show her everything."

"We also talked about setting up my official visit," said Patti. "I'm going to have to look at my schedule and see about the bye week, but I should know pretty soon."

The Panthers open fall camp on August 8th and a new Head Coach (former D-Coordinator) will be running the program. Still, Patti expects the transition to be smooth and for the team to not miss a beat.

"We start practice on the 8th, next Monday," he said. "I'm excited to get back out there with this new squad and put a game plan together. The spring is great, but you really get it going in the fall. It's exciting."

"I think it'll be really smooth," he said. "He was a big part of our success and knows what we're trying to accomplish out there. He's been a big part of Dr. Phillips over the years."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Nick Patti.



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