In 2018, Meyer Lutheran’s Ty Hoese was a freshman starting junior varsity quarterback and a part-time defensive back on the Crusaders’ varsity. This season, Hoese started both ways on varsity and is already being looked at by DI football programs.…
In 2018, Meyer Lutheran’s Ty Hoese was a freshman starting junior varsity quarterback and a part-time defensive back on the Crusaders’ varsity. This season, Hoese started both ways on varsity and is already being looked at by DI football programs.
“The first couple of games I had some nerves as a sophomore starting at quarterback,” Hoese admitted. “I got settled in and played pretty well.”
It did not take long for Hoese to get comfortable.
“It was tough reading coverages,” Hoese said. “When you play JV, it is mostly man to man. I had to do more preparation before games. Then when I went out there, I just tried not to think too much – I just tried to play ball.”
The team played ball deep into the post-season.
“It was a good season. We were 9-2 and lost in the section final. That was a tough loss. Being able to play varsity as a sophomore – I got to learn a lot. Hopefully, that will transfer to next year.”
In their nine wins, the offense scored over 40-points six times, and in those same victories, the defense never gave up more than 14-points.
“We had a balanced attack. Zander Flucas was our running back; he is going to South Dakota now. He helped open the passing game. We had good receivers and a good tight end,” Hoese said. “Our linebackers and defensive line were good. They put on a lot of pressure. Eventually, teams would have to pass against us because we shut down the run.”
Hoese plays both ways, but his focus is on offense.
“I think my arm strength is my biggest thing. I can make throws inside and outside the pocket,” Hoese – who likes to golf and bass fish – told prepredzone.com. “I am not being recruited as a corner, but I started at corner and played some corner on varsity as a freshman. As a sophomore, I usually followed the best receiver. I am a big guy, so getting physical with receivers is my strength.”
Playing quarterback and corner have advantages.
“As a corner, I can sometimes see what the quarterback is thinking. I can try to manipulate the quarterback’s eyes. So, when I am playing quarterback, and opposing defenders try to do that to me, I can look them off.”
The 6’2″ 185-pound sophomore has focused his off-season training in one specific area.
“Along with the basic quarterback skills,” Hoese said, “my biggest thing this year is trying to get faster.”
Hoese is a three-sport varsity athlete.
“I play basketball; I wasn’t a standout or anything. I am a shooting guard. I shoot from the outside and slash to the basket. This spring, I would have played baseball. I am a catcher. I started every game as a freshman. My biggest thing is my arm.”
Hoese – who has a 3.95 GPA – has been able to keep some type of workout routine going.
“I have weights in my house. I have been working with a trainer. I do some speed stuff.”
Hoese is already on college programs’ radars with just one year of playing quarterback at the varsity level.
“I have been getting looks from North Dakota State, North Dakota, Minnesota State-Mankato, and Minnesota-Duluth. I got camp invites from all over.”
“They like my arm strength,” Hoese continued. “A lot of my film is throws on the run. That is something I think sets me apart from other quarterbacks. I am pretty much a pro-style quarterback, so schools like my arm and my reads.”
With two more years to improve, Crusaders’ fans and college football programs have a lot to like and look forward to.