Utah defensive back/return man makes the call

ASI HOSEA, a 5-10, 170-pound defensive back out of Murray, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, has verbally committed to Washington State said his prep coach. Hosea, the coach said, "brings the hammer every play" from the secondary -- and he also brings some return skills to the table.

Asi Hosea; (5-10, 170)   
Murray, Utah; Cottonwood High

On Hosea verbally committing to WSU:
"I just heard it today myself," said Cottonwood coach Cecil Thomas. "The kid's been busy grinding on his academics so I haven't seen him as much. He (verballed) last week, he'll be there (visiting) this weekend."

Corner or safety at Wazzu?
"He's a talented kid and he could probably play either/or," said Thomas.

Recruiting interest:
Thomas said Hosea had offers from Arizona, Washington State, SMU and Hawaii among others.

Why those schools offered:
"He's a real football player, he's got a real good nose for the football and he'll strike you. He definitely brings the hammer every play. He's a good returner, too, an electric returner when he gets the ball in his hands. He can find the open crease a lot, I think he had two or three (kickoff) returns for touchdowns this year," said Thomas.

Hitting the books:
"He does have some work to do but he's grinding on it so we'll see if he can get it all done," said Thomas.

Hosea, who came up on an unofficial visit to Washington State earlier during the season, was named second team all-state Class 4A this season according to the Desert News.

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