Despite the connection forged with Beck, Hosick wasn’t entirely sold on BYU until taking a visit to the program. As is somewhat the norm, he was inundated with tales of how weird BYU and Mormons are and how it was a place someone like him couldn’t feel comfortable.
What Hosick found, however, was the complete opposite.
“I’m a very devout person in my beliefs and when you’re actively engaged in the pursuit of righteousness — to be in that pursuit you have to accept that you’re going to be different,” he explained. “What’s amazing about BYU is that it’s really one of the only places where I didn’t feel different at all. No, I’m not Mormon, but at BYU I’m surrounded by people who hold the same beliefs which won’t make me feel lonely or different. It’s a place unlike any I’ve ever been to, and I love it.”