Hobbs Decommits from Arkansas State

A month after being stunned by the news of Gus Malzahn leaving Arkansas State for the head coaching job at Auburn, Cedar Hill (Tx) dual threat quarterback Damion Hobbs has decided to open things back up on the recruiting trail.

After all, Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Rhett Lashlee (who accompanied Malzahn to Auburn) were the largest reasons he chose the Red Wolves over programs like Missouri and Nebraska.

It was shortly after Bryan Harsin was named new head coach of Arkansas State that Hobbs and his mother made a trip to Jonesboro to meet him.

A source close to the signal caller's recruitment admitted that Hobbs "didn't feel the same connection with Harsin like he did Malzahn and Lashlee." And with Utah State and Oregon entering the picture with interest - Utah State laying down an offer - it only heightened Hobbs' interest in visiting around.

He tripped to Utah State over the weekend, and will make an official visit to Oregon in a week (1/25).

And while Hobbs does not hold a Duck offer, he is confident, based on communication, that he will receive one in the coming weeks.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder capped his senior season in the Texas 5A-II State Championship, finishing with 2,769 yards and 29 touchdowns through the air, throwing only eight interceptions in 319 attempts, while using the ground 203 times for 808 yards and 12 more scores.

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