Bobo names a leader

Admittedly, Whitehaven defensive back Derrick Bobo probably won't pick a school until signing day. But the senior said Monday night that he's certainly got a leader.

Admittedly, Whitehaven defensive back Derrick Bobo probably won't pick a school until signing day.

But the senior said Monday night that he's certainly got a leader.

"You could say it's Missouri State," Bobo said. "I like that I can go in and play early. They want me to play corner, and it's not too far from home."

Bobo is also considering Arkansas State and Memphis.

Bobo, whose Tigers are currently undefeated at 5-0, said his senior season has been topsy-turvy.

"It's been fun and challenging," he said. "We're just trying to stay humble and healthy."

Bobo, along with his teammate Timmarious Mitchell and several other recruits, attended the University of Memphis' game against Austin Peay last Saturday.

"It's getting better," Bobo said. "It's way better than last year, but they still have a lot of stuff to work on. You can say it's getting better."

At 5-foot-10, Bobo is not the most physically imposing defender on the field. But don't let the size fool you, he said.

"The best thing about my game is that I'm a small box player," Bobo said. "I can just get off the block, break up screens and things of that nature. And I'm a hard-hitter."

When Bobo does decide on a school, he said one of the biggest factors around his choice will be immediate playing time.

"I feel like I work hard enough to go in and contribute," he said. "I also want to go somewhere that's close to home and convenient. You've got to stay there for four years, so I want to be comfortable."

Bobo will take an unofficial visit to Missouri State on Oct. 8 for the Bears' game against Illinois State.


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