Breaking News For ULM!

This weekend ULM hosted what you would call a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball in Antonio Hoskins. After his official visit to ULM, Antonio needed some time to make one of the toughest decisions of his life.

"I'm coming to ULM", is what the text message said from middle linebacker Antonio Hoskins.

With that huge commitment the Warhawks have put the icing on the cake for this 2009 recruiting class and have revamped the ULM defense getting verbals from all the key positions.

Hoskins, the 28th ranked Linebacker in the nation in 2008, signed with Mississippi State out of high school but did not qualify so he took his talents to Mississippi Elite Christian Academy where he has worked hard to get his grades in order.

"My decision came down to where I felt more comfortable and I felt at home with the ULM coaching staff and the players", said Hoskins.

What did coach Deke Adams have to say when you broke the news to him Antonio? "Oh he was ecstatic and just welcomed me to the ULM family." Southeast Recruiting Analyst Steve Robertson had this to say about Antonio.

"Hoskins is a very, very athletic player. He pursues very well and he is violent at the point of contact. His high school team wasn't very good his junior year, so he stayed on the field a lot. He had double digit tackles in every game even though teams tried to scheme for him.

He got behind in his academics as an underclassmen, but made a lot of progress the last two years. He came up just short to enroll in the fall at Mississippi State, so he sat out and gained his eligibility over the fall. When MSU changed coaches, Hoskins was lost in the shuffle.

If he had his grades in order out of high school he would have had several offer in my opinion. He is a bona fide BCS talent and he is a great pick-up for the Warhawks.

He played in the MS/AL All-Star game and was named All-State as a senior.

Throw in the fact that he is a great kid and you just couldn't have done any better".

Hoskins will enroll this fall and is a good bet to see playing time as a freshman for the ULM defense.

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