Getting to know BYU football signee, 3-star LB Nathan Hoke (Class of 2021)

Nathan Hoke is a BYU football signee for the Class of 2021, signing with the Cougs on December 16, 2020. 

Hoke is a 6-foot-3 225 pound linebacker and running back that prepped at North Allegheny High School (Wexford, Pennsylvania).  Hoke saw limited action his senior year due to a thumb injury, but he still managed four sacks over the season and two rushing touchdowns in the 6A semifinal game. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Fabulous 22, the Trib HSSN’s Terrific 25, and was made a first-team All-Conference selection for the second consecutive year.  

As a junior he recorded 62 tackles (35 solo), 17 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and eight sacks.  On offense he caught six passes for 50 yards and a touchdown (MaxPreps).  He also played in eight games as a sophomore, recording 14 tackles (11 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack and two fumbles recovered. 

Hoke is rated 3-stars (0.8281) by 247Sports, who rate him the no. 37 overall recruit from Pennsylvania for the class of 2021. He received scholarship offers from Air Force, Akron, Army, Central Michigan, Duquesne, Eastern Illinois, Fordham, Navy, and Rutgers.  Hoke’s father Chris played at BYU before his 11 years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  His older brother Cade Hoke is a 2019 BYU football signee currently serving a church mission. Nathan will serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint in Bahia Blanca, Argentina and will join the Cougs for the 2023 season.

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