RECRUITING: Jacob Bostick on Iowa State, when decision may come for former Iowa WR

Iowa wide receiver Jacob Bostick, left, gets tackled by linebacker Eric Epenesa (39) during the Kids Day at Kinnick NCAA football practice, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. © Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Former Iowa wide receiver Jacob Bostick is getting close to making a decision on where he’ll transfer to play his third season of college football.

The Akron, Ohio native is focused on making that decision as soon as he can, and Iowa State is in the mix to land the highly sought-after wideout.

“My goal is to make a decision pretty soon,” Bostick said. “I don’t really want to drag anything out too long, but I would say (Iowa State) is definitely one of those top choices for sure.”

Since entering the portal, Bostick has received interest from Ole Miss, Houston, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh and Fresno State.

Iowa State was the first to offer the 6-foot-2, 183-pound wideout when he entered, and were quick to form a relationship with the prospect.

“I love those guys,” Bostick said of coach Matt Campbell and offensive coordinator Taylor Mouser. “(Mouser) is so funny. The guys have been great to talk to.”

Bostick redshirted during his first season in Iowa City and never recorded a statistic during his five games on the field with the Hawkeye offense in 2023 – his second year with the team.

In high school, Bostick recorded 31 receptions for 451 yards as a junior, before scoring three touchdowns in four games and losing the rest of his senior season due to injury.

He later committed to Iowa over offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, Illinois and Pittsburgh, among others.

“Yeah as far as the offense goes, they said they see me being a versatile wide receiver,” Bostick said. “(They see me) being able to play all positions. They like my speed and ability to get the 50/50 balls and make plays, and that excites me because I want to help the team win in anyway that I can.”

“Obviously they do love the deep ball,” Bostick said. “Yeah, we’ve been in talks about all of that stuff.”

Bostick will have three years of eligibility remaining and could make his final decision in the coming days.