RECRUITING: Huge Oviedo Lineman Visits Florida

<b>Corey Hobbs</b> is a huge lineman that could play on either side of the ball in college. The 6-5 and 320 pounder from Oviedo does his damage on the defensive line in high school, and he piled up some impressive numbers despite a shortened season. He has a pile of offers already, and last weekend, he visited Florida.

"I only got to play in four games last year," said Corey Hobbs. "I broke my foot before the season, and then with the hurricanes, it wasn't such a great year," Hobbs added with a laugh. "I still had 29 solo tackles and around 35 or 40 assists, two forced fumbles, eight or nine quarterback hurries, and nine tackles for loss."

The big man showed more than enough potential in four short games to draw attention from coast to coast.

"I've gotten a lot offers already, but the schools I am most interested in right now are Florida (offer), LSU (offer), Nebraska (offer), and USC. I also like Stanford (offer) and Duke (offer), because of the education. And I like Georgia too. They haven't offered yet, but they've been talking to me."

Hobbs has spent the past couple of days talking to some other coaches as well including a trip to Florida for Junior Day.

"I got to meet Coach Meyer, Coach Strong, and Coach Madison. I was one of about 15 or so guys that they brought in afterwards to talk with, so that was real cool."

Hobbs looks like he could pick up another big offer as soon as tomorrow.

"I talked with the USC coaches for about an hour last night. I talked with about five of them, and they all said they loved the film, but they were having a meeting tomorrow night with the head coach before they could offer me. So hopefully I'll have an offer from them soon."

Hobbs is an excellent student as well as a football player, and when he's not studying these days, he spends a lot of time in the weight room.

"Yeah, I just got back actually. I worked out from 1:30 to 3:30, then I did plyometrics and agility work until about 5:00. I live in the weight room," Hobbs said laughing.

Hobbs gets it done on and off the field, and he will have options from around the country. Where he ends up though is still way up in the air.

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