Posted: 5:50 pm Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Jupiter Christian QB Kedric Bostic chooses Princeton over UCF 

By Matt Porter

Kedric Bostic says he chose academics over athletics.

Jupiter Christian’s senior quarterback, who committed to Central Florida in August, recently decided instead to play football for Princeton.

Jupiter Christian's Kedric Bostic (15) chose academics over athletics. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Jupiter Christian's Kedric Bostic (15) runs the ball against Glades Day in the Class 2A regional finals. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

More importantly, he said, he wants to earn a degree there.

While he says he has “great respect” for UCF’s program, Bostic (6-3, 185, No. 13 on the Big Board) took an official visit to the Princeton’s New Jersey campus in mid-November and reconsidered.

“I had always known about the academics, but seeing the campus, getting a better relationship with the coaches and knowing the players better, and really knowing what a degree from Princeton could do for me, that really piqued my interest for college football and for life afterward,” Bostic said.

Bostic, who wants to study either economics or medicine at Princeton, posted 2,807 yards of total offense in his senior season at Jupiter Christian. He threw for 1,780 yards, 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 59.1 percent passing. He was the Eagles’ leading rusher, with 1,027 yards and 17 touchdowns on 148 carries.

He said he is currently the only quarterback committed to the Tigers and has a chance to start for Princeton, which runs a high-tempo spread offense.

Princeton went 1-9 in 2011 and finished tied for last (1-6) in the Ivy League.

Former Jupiter Christian linebacker Will Powers plays for Princeton. The Tigers also have a commitment from Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas senior Max Lescano, who was recruited as a defensive back.