Abe Hoskins commit

Omaha Central quarterback Abe Hoskins has committed to South Dakota State. 

Omaha Central quarterback Abe Hoskins has committed to South Dakota State, where he will play defensive back.

“I chose South Dakota State because I have a great connection with Coach (Dan) Jackson,” Hoskins said of SDSU’s assistant head coach. “He took a chance on me from the beginning and they have been in touch with me the most throughout the recruiting process.”

Hoskins received his first scholarship offer to play football from South Dakota State on March 13. Since then, he received offers from FCS schools North Dakota, Northern Iowa and Indiana State. 

A key member of the Eagles’ runner-up basketball team, Hoskins has athleticism and versatility that is intriguing to college recruiters.

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

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

Hoskins’ father also 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.

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

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