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Weekend Chit-chat with ... Marmion wrestler Anthony Bosco

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 5:31 a.m. CDT

Marmion senior wrestler Anthony Bosco plans to jump from 106 pounds to 113 this season. The move he’ll make next year is of a far greater scope. The St. Charles resident recently committed to wrestle collegiately for North Carolina, which gained Bosco’s services over suitors such as Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and John Carroll. Catching up with Kane County Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley for the latest edition of the Weekend Chit-chat, Bosco addressed his college choice and thoughts on following up on a fourth-place finish at 106 in Class 3A. The following is an edited transcript:

Congratulations on North Carolina. What was the timetable with recruiting?

We came into contact in June this past summer and had been talking for a while. … It was a little slower process than the rest of them, but I got to know the coaches a lot better and got to meet a lot of the guys on my visit and see their dedication. And that’s what I want to be a part of. I want to be a part of a team that wants to win.

Which other schools had you been considering?

I had taken a couple of other visits, to SIU-E and [NCAA Division III] John Carroll, then made my official visit to UNC on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. … My parents [Mike and Kathy] and I sat down with me at the end of my visits and we talked about what was best for me. … North Carolina, it’s going to help me achieve my goals in academics and in wrestling.

Do you have any family in North Carolina or in that region?

I have an aunt [his mom’s sister] in South Carolina, but other than that everyone else is in the Midwest.

SIU-E and John Carroll are a little closer to home. How much did being part of a bigger Division I program drive you?

Division I, I guess, has always been a high priority for me. Getting an opportunity to A, find a new culture in an East Coast school and B, get to wrestle in a D-I school and at a place that’s second-to-none in academics, it was a hard opportunity to pass up.

What are you looking to study at UNC?

Journalism. ... I have always enjoyed writing, but it was really a case of where my passion for writing stemmed from my passion for reading. I always enjoyed mystery books, and the “Harry Potter” books were good ones. ... I figured why not do something I love.

I don’t think I’m dating myself too much with this one, but were the Matt Christopher books still big when you were growing up?

Oh, yeah. I always read the Matt Christopher books. Those were all pretty good.

Wrestling practice starts next week. What’s the early outlook for the Cadets?

We’re excited. Obviously, we took a couple of hard hits losing guys like (George) Fisher, (Alex) Fritz and Jake (Field), but I think like last year, the freshmen and sophomores are going to step up, and we’re going to have another good year.

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