November, 28, 2011
By Brandon Parker | ESPN.com
Courtesy of the Hosick family/ESPNHSStaley (Kansas City, Mo.) junior quarterback Trent Hosick led the Falcons to their first Class 5 championship this season.As he's only a junior, it's safe to say Trent Hosick has plenty of good football ahead of him. But it could be hard for the Staley (Kansas City, Mo.) quarterback to top the past two weeks.
On Nov. 18, Hosick racked up 371 total yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 76-70 quadruple-overtime win against defending champ Lee's Summit West (Lee's Summit, Mo.) in the Class 5 state semifinals. Then, this past Saturday, the dual-threat QB pushed Staley (14-0) to its first state title by scoring four touchdowns in a 35-21 win against Kirkwood (Kirkwood, Mo.).
Mind you, this was Hosick's first season as a starter after transferring to Staley from Ozark (Ozark, Mo.) and sitting out last season. And while the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, the early interest shown by the likes of Stanford, Michigan State and Oklahoma State is bound to spike after his impressive junior campaign. Hosick finished the season with 2,403 yards and 31 touchdowns on the ground, and 1,422 yards and 10 TDs through the air.
But for as much as Hosick loves football and winning, both are simply steps toward his ultimate goal in life. To find out what that is as well as what drives one of the nation's top juniors, let's Get Familiar with Trent Hosick.