Future UCF quarterback Nick Patti, who has transferred from Boise State, talked about his future during the Orlando Elite 11 competition in March.
There are a lot of question marks concerning UCF's newest quarterback prospect Nick Patti. And it's not because of a lack of confidence in Patti, a Dr. Phillips football alum and Boise State transfer. There's just a lack of information.
UCF coach George O'Leary hasn't been able to see Patti's development in skelly practices, of course, but said he has been impressed by the quarterback's football knowledge.
"Nick Patti is just one of four quarterbacks and obviously he doesn't have the knowledge the other kids have from going through the fall and the spring," O'Leary said during an American Athletic Conference call Tuesday afternoon. "I think it'll be a work in progress, but I've been very impressed with meeting him and just sitting down visiting with him [about] his knowledge of football so obviously he'll get an opportunity and he'll make the best of it."
Patti, who is listed as a 5-feet-10, 195-pound redshirt sophomore, completed 8 of 11 passes for 63 yards and no touchdowns last season for Boise State. He will challenge sophomore Justin Holman, redshirt freshman Pete DiNovo and freshman Tyler Harris for the starting position.
"I won't waste a lot of time making a decision on quarterback," O'Leary said. "There won't be a tryout in the preseason...The kid that can move the team the best and give us an opportunity to win will be under center at the Penn State game when we play them in Dublin, Ireland."