Abe Hoskins

Abe Hoskins plays quarterback for Omaha Central, but most colleges are recruiting him as a defensive back. 

Omaha Central quarterback Abe Hoskins received his first scholarship offer to play football from South Dakota State on March 13.

"It felt good to get the offer. I have been waiting my whole life for an offer," Hoskins said. "I have a great relationship with coach Dan (Jackson). I talk with him pretty much every other day."

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound multi-sport athlete in the 2020 class has also garnered interest from Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa and Minnesota State-Moorhead. Division II Sioux Falls has shown interest in Hoskins as a track athlete.

South Dakota State and most schools in contact with him are recruiting him as a defensive back.

"Position is important to me," Hoskins said. "I can play both sides of the ball and that will be a big part of my recruitment."

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Another priority for Hoskins is finding a school with a pre-med or pharmacy major.

Hoskins visited South Dakota State previously and wants to make another trip to Brookings soon.

"I want to try and make it back up to South Dakota State and get to Nebraska," Hoskins said. "Maybe North Dakota State also."

Going through the recruiting process is nothing new for Hoskins' father. He, too, played at Omaha Central. A wide receiver, he originally committed to Nebraska before switching to Purdue. Hoskins later transferred to Tulsa, where he caught passes from eventual NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte. Hoskins' mother, Denise, ran track at Nebraska.

Hoskins' half-brother is current Husker and former Central lineman DaiShon Neal.

"My dad tells me the first offer is always the hardest to get and the recruiting process is just getting started," the younger Hoskins said. "I really rely on my dad because he went through it himself and with DaiShon.

"Daishon mostly just talks to me about social media and how to keep everything above board and to not do things that will hurt my recruitment. When I do talk to him he wants to make sure I'm doing good."

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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