2016 First Look: Obi Eboh

Scout.com takes a look at a promising underclassman from perennial Texas power Southlake Carroll: cornerback Obi Eboh.

Getting varsity playing time as a sophomore for one of the state's top big-school football programs is not an easy task.

So when you check the Southlake Carroll 2013 stat sheet and see that Obi Eboh not only saw the field, but played in eight of Carroll's 13 contests during the Dragons' 11-2 campaign, you immediately assume he must be a pretty good football player.

That is indeed the case. Eboh is a 2016 defensive back who played strong safety as a sophomore, but may project as a cornerback at the next level. His 6-foot-1, 172-pound frame is long and wiry, the type that has become coveted by major programs in the type of cover men they're looking for. Just look at the offer lists of similarly built 2015 cornerbacks such as Jaylon Lane and P.J. Mbanasor.

Eboh first caught my eye at the Dallas Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Arlington on May 3. He was laser-timed at 4.57 seconds in the 40-yard dash and scored a SPARQ rating of better than 95, which is a strong score.

Eboh still needs his first offer, but he has reported interested from Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech.

HornedFrogBlitz.com's Jeremy Clark said Eboh performed very well at this past weekend's TCU camp, where Eboh ran a 4.48-second 40. That came a week after he ran a 4.57-second 40 at the Texas camp in Austin.

While Eboh's experience so far has come at strong safety, he said we're correct in thinking that cornerback may be his spot in the future.

(Interest) has been mostly as a corner," Eboh said. "I've been playing corner this spring.

"(TCU) was a good overall camp."

Playing at the back of Carroll's defense in those eight games this past fall, Eboh recorded 23 tackles, one fumble recovery, and four pass breakups.

Like I said, with so much emphasis on finding long, rangy cornerbacks in today's pass-happy game, Eboh should continue to see his interest increase, especially considering that he should be able to improve his cornerback skills for the next month as Carroll participates in 7-on-7.

Check with Scout as we follow Eboh's development during the coming months.

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