Kansas City (MO) Staley 2013 quarterback Trent Hosick has been one of the most productive signal callers in MO high school football during the 2011 season. The 6'1.5" 221lb Hosick has led his Staley Falcons to a perfect 9-0 record to date using his dual threat skills and passing for almost 1,000 yards while completing 63% of his passes, while rushing for over 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns on the year.
Schools such as Missouri, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Iowa, Iowa State, Stanford,Michigan State and others have been contacting him and hoping to get him to games for unofficial visits during the season.
He has made a trip to Oklahoma State so far and this past weekend he made a visit to Missouri to watch the Tigers take on the Cowboys.
ShowMeMizzou.com caught up with Trent to get his thoughts on his Missouri game experience.
"When I went to Mizzou this past weekend it was awesome!" said Hosick. "Me and my brother got there a little late, but I got to be close to the field during warm-ups and watch James Franklin throw and the players get ready before the game. It was a great feeling in the stadium. I really felt like I fit in there. I had great seats and was in the front row so I got a good view of everything, including the Golden Girls."
I asked Trent is the Tigers losing changed his thoughts on Missouri at all?
" Actually, I think it was a good game for me to see. I think seeing how the players and especially the coaches handled things after a loss like that gave me a better insight into how they are. If they had won you don't really know, but as a player it's good to know how the coaches and team react when things don't go your way. And I loved what I saw. Some of the players took it very hard and the coaches were right there supporting them. As a quarterback it's good to know that you can have a bad game and still have the coaches in your corner behind you. I was very impressed with how Coach Pinkel and Coach Yost handled things."
I asked Trent is anything else stood out to him about his unofficial visit to Missouri?
"Just everything. The coaches, how they treat you. Getting to meet James Franklin and Corbin Berkstresser. Corbin really throws a nice ball. Seeing how the players get along. Getting to see the offense up close. Any quarterback would love to play in that offense. I feel like I could play there."
Another highlight for Trent was getting his picture taken with Truman the Tiger.
"I have waited 6 years to get that picture."
Hosick also got some good news this week when he received an invite to the US Army combine in San Antonio in January.
Trent told me that he and Morgan talk about playing together in college.
"It would be nice if that happened. Right now some schools have indicated that they will be offering me. I will wait and see who comes and offers me a chance to play quarterback for them. I know the Tigers seem like they will continue to recruit me and I look forward to hearing more from them."