Wednesday was a very good day for Trent Hosick of Kansas City (Mo.) Staley.
That evening, Hosick stood victorious with wrestling teammates, as Staley defeated Oak Grove, Mo., in a dual between two of the state’s wrestling powers. Earlier in the day, Hosick, a rising 2013 quarterback, picked up his first college offer -- the offer being from a strong Big Ten Conference opponent made getting No. 1 that much sweeter.
Hosick, a 6-foot-2, 221-pound, dual-threat quarterback, has received an offer from Iowa. Hosick is weeks removed from leading Staley to its first Missouri state championship and a season that included 3,476 total yards and 41 touchdowns. He was contacted by Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson, who also serves as the Hawkeyes’ tight ends coach.
“It’s been a wonderful day,” Hosick said. “I found out about the offer this morning. It’s something that I can celebrate with family. They offered me as an athlete, but they’re wanting to bring me in as a quarterback. I feel like I can play quarterback, but I’d play guard if they wanted me to and be completely fine with that.”
In addition to Iowa, Hosick has received interest from Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Iowa State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Stanford and Oklahoma State. He added that Missouri and Tulsa may be close to offering.
“They [Iowa] said they thought they’d get beat [offering] by Missouri,” Hosick said. “They told me they wanted to be the first school to offer. What I’ve been telling people is whoever is the first to offer is taking a chance. They’re validating whether or not I can play at a Division I level.
“I was happy that they were willing to take a chance on me. It’s a sense of relief. Now, I know I can have my college paid for on the football field.”
Hosick said the offer will only make him want to work harder. He now is focused on obtaining offer No. 2 -- and possibly multiple offers.
“I can celebrate now, and it’s nice to see all the hard work is recognized,” he said. “At the same time, I’m not yet a college football player, nor am I where I want to be. I’ll be going back to the weight room, throwing ball and studying film.”