The athlete shows an explosive first step and very good closing speed. He plays as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker and would be an ideal fit as an outside ‘backer in a 3-4 scheme.
"Right now, I have scholarship offers from Washington State and San Diego State," Van Hook said. "I'm also hearing from Colorado, UCLA and Fresno State and they all seem very interested as well. They're going to come by to see me in the spring and also want me to camp with them but all could offer.
"I recently visited San Diego State and I really liked it there a lot. They have a great campus and I like the coaching staff a lot. They had offered me a week before I visited so I wanted to get out there and check out the place and they're probably my favorite school right now."
Van Hook said he has no plans to make an early decision and will go through the recruiting process.
"I don't want to rush in to anything," Van Hook said. "I want to wait until the fall and do some visits. I'm looking for a school where my family can come see me play and somewhere that I'll be comfortable at for the next four years of my life."