2017 Highland DL Phil Hoskins has two early offers and more could be on the way

Things have picked up on the recruiting front for 2017 Highland DL Phil Hoskins (6-6, 270) with two early offers and more schools could be getting into the mix soon...

"I have offers from Arkansas State and Central Florida so far," Hoskins told JCFootball.com. "Baylor and Nebraska have also been talking to me, but they haven't offered yet.

"I'm hoping to make some visits this spring, but I am not sure where I will go (for visits) yet."

As a freshman last season, Hoskins posted 25 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and four sacks while playing multiple positions along the defensive line for the Scotties.

"I'd say I'm more of a defensive tackle because that is what I have played all of my life, but my frame is better for defensive end," Hoskins noted. "I'm kinda a speed guy, so I can get off the ball well and I make it hard on the guys trying to block me.

"I also pursue to the ball really well. Going all the way back to my high school, if you didn't hustle, you didn't get in the game, so it's been put into me for a long time that I need to hustle and never quit on a play."

The offseaosn has already been very productive for Hoskins and he said he's focused on a couple of areas where he thinks he can improve.

"I'm working on my strength, my finesse moves and getting faster than I already am," Hoskins said. 

As a prep at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, Hoskins was unable to get qualified, so he chose Highland because of his relationship with his position coach and the fact that he could focus on the things that were important.

"I didn't have the GPA coming out of school, so I started to look around for a JUCO to play at," Hoskins said. "Coach (Payton) Kirk basically said if I was serious about football and getting my grades right, that Highland was the place to be."

Hoskins is working hard to be ready to leavy by December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season

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