Tristen Hoge was a beast in high school, playing the 2015 US Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas. He was one of the best offensive lineman leaving high school that year. He had already made up his mind on where he was going to play though.
Hoge started 47 consecutive games at center for Highland, from first game of his freshman season through the team’s 2015’s state title victory. During that span, the Rams went 41-6.
Tristen Hoge committed to Notre Dame as a junior in high school and played in six games in 2016 for the Fighting Irish. They went 4-8 and did not play in a bowl game for the first time since 2009. Hoge did not start in any of his appearances after red-shirting his first year on campus.
Hoge was a highly regarded and heavily recruited prospect that was a consensus Top 150 player and ranked as high as No. 48 nationally according to one national recruiting service.
Hoge left Notre Dame and came to BYU where he had to sit a year. He transferred from a D1 school to another D1 school but after sitting for the year he started all 13 games in 2018. BYU has been amazing since his arrival.
Hoge graduated from BYU this spring with a degree in political science. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive guard would have made a pretty attractive prospect if he had chosen to look around, but he is staying loyal to the Cougars.
Last year, Hoge injured his leg after starting the first five games. He is ready to knock some heads around in 2020 though, and I cannot wait.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Tristen Hoge is a beast on the offensive line and he is super versatile. He can play every position, and he is athletic. He maybe the fastest offensive lineman in the entire 2021 NFL Draft. He is gritty and tough, he injured his knee in BYU’s home opener and played through five games before having to sit with an injury. He could have left but he was loyal to the program that was loyal to him. I like several BYU players in the 2021 NFL Draft. Hoge is a player I hope comes to my team because he is a weapon for offensive line coaches. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds