Looking for immediate help on the defensive side of the ball the ULM Warhawks will host one of the nations best prospects from the class of 2008 in Antonio Hoskins. Currently Antonio is enrolled at Mississippi Elite Christian Academy where he has been working hard to get his academics in order so that he can continue his football career.
Hoskins experienced the recruiting process in 2008 when he signed with Mississippi State so this time around he knows exactly what he is looking for in a college.
"Academics is my number one concern right now", said Hoskins. I want a four year degree that I will have for life after football".
Antonio has proven that hard in the classroom pays off and he just recently got word back on his ACT. "I scored a 25", said Antonio. I have submitted all of my stuff to clearing house and should hear something back pretty soon".
Being out of football for a year can be tough but it did provide some advantages for Hoskins. "I was able to really concentrate on my school, it was my #1 one focus with no distractions. It was tough at times, just horrible missing football, but that motivated me that much more in the classroom. I have been keeping myself in shape and sitting out a year has given my body time to fully rest and get healthy".
Hoskins is hitting the road early tomorrow and will be on campus later in the day to start his official visit. "I am looking to major in Criminal Justice and I understand ULM has very good program". I am from a small town so I am looking for a place I can feel comfortable with".
"Coach Deke Adams home visited me this past weekend; he is a straight forward guy, I enjoyed his visit. He told me they are looking for an athletic linebacker to play the inside or outside position".
The Warhawks are looking to get 1st team All Sun Belt MLB Cardia Jackson some help in 2009. Going into his senior season, Jackson led all ULM tacklers in 2008 with 127. Hoskins has the size 6'2, frame 220,speed (4.5/40), and skills to step into the Warhawk lineup and make and immediate impact.
Stay tuned to Warhawk Nation as we update the status of Antonio this weekend.
You can get a closer look at Antonio in these Scout.com senior clips.