2017 Highland DL Phil Hoskins is up to six offers and he's got plans to visit one of his suitors this coming weekend

2017 Highland DL Phil Hoskins (6-5, 275) added his sixth offer recently and he'll visit a Big Ten school this coming weekend...

"I'm up to six offers now," Hoskins told JCFootball.com. "Mississippi State just came in and I also have offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Iowa State, Syracuse and UCF."

In addition to his offers, the big defensive line prospect has been hearing from Baylor and Nebraska as well and he'll visit the Cornhuskers this weekend for the spring game.

"I'm looking forward to getting up there and meeting with the coaches," Hoskins added.

With all of those offers to his name, Hoskins has some thinking to do.

"I haven't really thought about when I want to make my decision, but I definitely want to take all of my official visits before I decide," Hoskins said. 

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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