Bloomingdale turns to Posateri at QB
VALRICO - Adam Posateri is usually a busy man on Friday. The senior, who has been on the Bloomingdale High football varsity since his freshman year, plays wide receiver, returns punts and even serves on the field goal blocking unit. When Bloomingdale entered the Spring practice this past year with a void a quarterback, it was a natural fit to put their best athlete under center. With a new man under center, Bloomingdale has also implemented the option in addition to their traditional spread offense to take advantage of Posateri's athleticism. "We're real excited any time you put the ball in an athlete's hands. Adam has the potential to score at any time," Bulls coach John Booth said.Posateri said he doesn't feel additional pressure now that he is in charge of the offense. If anything, he embraces the spotlight. "When I was playing receiver, I felt like everyone looked up to me to make a play. Now it's just different because I'm at a different position. But no pressure added, if anything it should make me play better because everyone's eyes are on me." Posateri also said there hasn't been too much difficulty yet in implementing the option. "It's been good, just a lot of thinking going on, lot of reading." While the Bulls will implement the option this season to take advantage of Posateri's speed, having been clocked in the 40 yard dash at 4.5 seconds, Booth said Bloomingdale will still run a mostly spread based offense. "Adam can throw the ball, it's not like we're limited on that. That's going to help keep teams honest," Booth said. Bloomingdale went 4-6 last season, but that doesn't stop Posateri from having a confident outlook on the season. "I want to be the best I can be and win a state title," he said. Booth likes the confidence from his quarterback. "We talked a lot over the summer about how you're the leader of the offense. When you're real, real high, everyone's high. When you're real, real low, everyone's low. We talked a lot about having that confidence and letting it spread to the guys. This offense is based on attitude," Booth said.