By Brian Murphy
Boise State freshman quarterback Nick Patti sat down for an interview with the Bright House Sports Network in Orlando, Fla., his hometown. Patti, who has been off-limits to the local media since arriving on campus in January, discussed his hectic first days in Boise, his solid play in the spring game and his position in the team's quarterback competition.
Here are some highlights from Patti's interview with the Bright House Sports Network:
• On his outlook for this season: "My outlook remains to be seen. I think Everything’s in step for me to do what I want to do and I just have to go out and perform the way that I expect myself to, the way that I’m capable of and if that happens, everything will kick itself into place. If not, go back to the drawing board, get a new plan and make the best of it, whatever happens, make the best of the way this goes. If everything goes to plan, I think it will be a great year for me and for the program, so we’ll see. But it remains to be seen."
• On the hard work he has put in: "As nerve-wracking as it is or as much as you’re tired and don’t want to do it, whatever it may be, it’s the dream. It’s what you want to do, it’s why you go to school. Every kid dreams about going and playing quarterback and doing interviews and meeting people and shaking hands. It's being able to do that and have that experience. It’s happening now and it’s a whirlwind. Later on in life, it’s going to be a great thing for me to have had. But it’s been awesome for me. I’m really enjoying it and soaking in every second of it."
• On his time at Boise State: "It was a whirlwind to say the least. I was getting a lot thrown at me at one time. Between football and school and workouts and stuff like that, meeting new people and living on my own and stuff like that. Obviously for a young kid that’s kind of tough. It was great. Now I’m past that kind of stage, that beginning stage, I’m comfortable there. I have a lot of new great friends there. Now that I’m comfortable and going, I love it. It’s everything I want it to be."
• On the spring game: "It was really awesome. It was just something I’ll look back on for a long time because I did well in the game, so it made it that much better, so it’s not something I look back on bitter. It was kind of an exciting moment for me to go out there and make a splash and throw a touchdown and stuff like that. It was a pretty cool deal. I couldn’t be more happy with the team that I’m on, everything that I wanted from myself to grow personally, athletically."
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