CMU Gets First Crack
David Hoskins ranks as one of the hottest mid-major prospects in the Midwest. As most of the MAC schools chase him, programs like Tulane, Marquette and Dayton are showing interest as well. However, those programs haven't offered and he's staying in the MAC for a visit this weekend.
Central Michigan gets the first official crack at him. Kent State has an in-home set for Sept. 11. Other than that, the MAC schools like Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Kent State have offered. Horizon leaguer Wright State has also offered and is one his list.
Unlike many of his peers, Hoskins isn't seeking the highest possible level. He understands how important is it to pick the right level for success. "I don't look at it as the MAC … they say the competition is different as high as you go," Hoskins said. "If Duke is recruiting me, I'm happy. But if Central Michigan says there is playing time, that's where I want go.
"I don't want to go somewhere and sit on the bench and just say I play on the team. I want the [the opportunity for playing time] to be there. The biggest schools aren't always the best thing for you."
Hoskins was part of an ultra successful traveling team – the Michigan Mustangs – who used chemistry and cohesion to knock off some impressive foes at the Big Time. "I think we probably had the most underrated team in the country. We really didn't have a big name."
Hoskins, a fine athlete and crafty scorer, envisions himself playing like Paul Pierce. "He's my favorite player. I look at my game like his. He takes what the defense gives him."