“At the end of the 31 camps each year, they have always picked 80 high school players for an all-star game that is televised on Fox Sports. Two years ago they paired with Gatorade to select 80 underclassmen out of the 6,000 or so to play in this game. Aiden was MVP (most valuable player) at the Vandy camp and was picked to participate. It was very unexpected and to say the least, I am very proud of him.”
Aiden Hoskins is a versatile player. His father said he played nose guard and cornerback on back-to-back plays in a recent freshman game. On the middle school team, he played every position but end on defense. During the Vandy camp, he was a cornerback.
“With the risk of ruining his head, I would admit he is very coachable, likes contact and is a great tackler,” Greg Hoskins said.
Aiden Hoskins is 5-7 and weighs 135 pounds now. His dad expects him to eventually be about 5-9, 190. He’s just started working with personal trainer Chuck Miller — who was recommended by former Boyle County standouts Travis and Bobby Leffew.
“We think working with Chuck will really help him develop,” Greg Hoskins said.
However, Miller won’t have to worry about Aiden Hoskins’ dedication.
His father recently told him he had sixth-row seats on the 45-yard line to see Oklahoma host Iowa State.
“We got this invitation and thought it was really a big deal,” Greg Hoskins laughed and said. “I am making flight arrangements for the trip to Oklahoma and already knew what he was getting ready to tell me.”
What Aiden told his dad was that he preferred to stay here and practice with Bate rather than go to the Oklahoma game.
“I don’t know how you raise a kid to be a team-first guy and then tell him that means every time but this because you want to go to a game,” Greg Hoskins said. “He said, ‘Dad, it’s just not right to go.’ He is a team captain, and I admire him for that decision, too.”