Trent Hosick: 'I want to play QB'

Trent Hosick (Kansas City, Mo./Staley) won a state championship as a dual-threat quarterback in 2011. He’s being recruited as a quarterback, but because of his athleticism and versatility, there are schools looking to convert him into a running back, linebacker or safety.

Hosick said that while he is honored to receive the interest, his primary focus is to play quarterback in college. Stanford was one of the most recent schools pursuing the 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior and veering him away from the quarterback position, but it is Hosick’s dream to be a college signal-caller.

“It’s still a sense of, ‘Wow, what an honor,’” Hosick said of Stanford’s interest. “They brought in Barry Sanders Jr. at running back for the 2012 class, and they were interested in me at running back for the 2013 class. Stanford’s a great school, and I’d get the chance to play with [Staley teammate] Nathanael [Lohn] again.

“They recognize my athleticism, and that’s honorable, but at the same time, my goal is to help my team win a national championship. I feel the best way for me to do that is to play quarterback. I have the opportunity to play quarterback at many places, so that’s what I’m going to do.”

Hosick has 13 offers combined. He has offers from Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Tulsa, Illionis and several other schools to play quarterback.