Hobbs talks Nebraska

Nebraska dipped into Texas last year and got Tommy Armstrong from Cibolo (Texas) Steele and it was considered by many to be an absolute steal from the state. Nebraska has targeted another signal caller from the Lone Star State…what are his thoughts on Nebraska?


The quarterback spot in the 2013 class has become a bit of an issue for Nebraska. The Huskers were in on a number of quarterbacks only to have them all commit to other schools recently. The evaluation period was busy for Nebraska and they got down to see Damion Hobbs from Cedar Hill (Texas).

"Things went well during the evaluation period," Hobbs said. "It's going to be a hectic process. Things really picked up during this time and it's a good thing."

Hobbs seemed to be a name on a short list of quarterbacks that Nebraska was interested in seeing during the evaluation period that could get an offer. Hobbs picked up the offer from Nebraska a week or two ago and he is nearing a double digit offer total.

?"I think that I have seven or eight offers. I have offers from Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, Oregon State, Iowa State, Minnesota, UTEP and Arkansas State.

?"The number one thing for me is the academics, my major and the department in the college. Next is the head coach and if he's a great guy. The third thing would be the surrounding town. The last thing would be the style of the offense and the other football qualities."

Hobbs comes from a spread offense in high school so ideally he would like to play in a similar offense in college. Hobbs wants to be able to use all of his strengths on the field and that would include both his arm and his feet.

"I have been in a spread offense in high school so playing in a spread would be ideal. I would also like to play in an offense that would allow me to bring all of my strengths to the table as far as running and throwing.

"In our offense I definitely make plays with my feet and arm. Last year I think that I made more with my feet, but I can make the throws. We do some option and make some reads out of it."

The Nebraska offer was a big one for Hobbs. He knows a little about them and even a former Cedar Hill Longhorn, Anthony Blue, who went to Nebraska. The Huskers run an offense that Hobbs thinks he could be comfortable with and knows that Nebraska is on their way up.

"I think that Nebraska is a great school. They do some similar things to what we do as far as the option goes and the quarterback controls their offense and has to make a lot of decisions and plays.

"I know that they win games year in and year out and they are going to continue to win games. I know that they were close to making it to the Big Ten Championship last year until losing to Michigan. They could have made it to the Sugar Bowl."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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