Gunnar Hoak Aims to be the Best in Ohio

By Mike Rockstedt on August 10, 2014 at 8:36p

If you know anything about anything when it comes to recruiting, then you know Ohio is loaded with talent in the 2016 class. Top to bottom, the 2016 class might be one of the best in the recent history of the talent-rich state.

One of those prospects sure to be putting his name up there soon is quarterback Gunnar Hoak. While Hoak does not have the early rankings to be among the top in Ohio, that has not stopped him from going out there and earning it.

Hoak, who holds an offer from Toledo, has been going to camps to showcase his skills and has been getting some good feedback from the coaches at the camps.

"I have camped at Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and a few others," Hoak said. "They all told me that they want to see my film for the beginning of the season. They told me that if I keep showing my talents, things will start falling into place."

Ohio State has always been special to Hoak. His father, Frank Hoak, was a former tight end for the Buckeyes and earned a letter in 1987. Naturally, that led to Hoak being a Buckeye fan. An offer from OSU would be a dream come true for the Dublin native.

"I grew up rooting for Ohio State because of my dad and cousin, so I have always loved them," Hoak said of his love for the Buckeyes. "I visited for Friday Night Lights and the camp was amazing. The coaches are the best thing about the place. It is such a neat place."

Hoak is determined to be one of the best in Ohio for 2016. He will have to show the coaches that he can play with the best in the first couple of games this season. Still, I think Hoak has the determination and work ethic to be one of the best for his class.



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whiskeyjuice's picture

God accuracy, and shows some touch on a few of those lobs. Also nice to see an accurate throw on the run. Also seems to have good field vision and will run when needed. Probably needs to work on arm the passes looked a little slow. But all in all, good film so far, I won't be surprised if he becomes highly recruited by the end of his high school days.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

Mike Rockstedt's picture

One of the best things about him is his work ethic, you just cannot teach that. He is going to all of these camps to prove that he is the best and going to EARN it. We always respect those that go out and earn it.

ibuck's picture

Would be fun to describe a future OSU offense as the "Run and Gunnar offense." Keep learning and improving, young man. 

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

+1 HS
The Rill Dill's picture

HOAK?.......hope he doesn't have an affinity for Krispie Creme, too.

-1 HS
mtrotb's picture

He played jv as a soph.  Just because you go everywhere to camp doesn't make one a top recruit.  Let's play a little varsity first and see how he does.