Head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas coaching staff received some great news this past Monday night when cornerback Obi Eboh said yes to the Longhorns.
Obi Eboh checks in from Southlake (Texas) Carroll at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Widely considered an Oklahoma lean, Eboh received the offer he was waiting on from Texas on Monday, August 31st and gladly accepted the chance to join the program.
“It feels great,” Eboh said. “Texas is a very prestigious institution, academically and athletically and I am very proud of it. We (family) are very excited, the University of Texas is an amazing opportunity for my family and I. We are glad to be part of a great program.”
Eboh is the 9th player to make his verbal announcement for the Longhorns. He joins Peyton Aucoin, Tren’Davian Dickson, Gerald Wilbon, Tope Imade, Shane Buechele, Demarco Boyd, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps and Collin Johnson in the class of 2016.
Eboh Breaks Down His Game:
“I’m 6-foot-2, so I’m taller than most typical corners, but that combination of my length and speed is what helps me on the field. I have a long wingspan, and that helps me to be able to jam receivers off the line easier.”
Eboh is a versatile defensive back prospect with experience playing both cornerback and safety. Broad-shouldered w/great size and length that suggest positive weight gain. Potentially position-versatile as CB/Nickel/S thanks to size and experience. Nose for the ball. Willing to mix it up vs. run. Height/length sometimes cause stiffness in turn-and-run, but aid in jamming and overall physicality. Highly intelligent. Very good prospect. -G. Brooks
2014: Eboh had a breakout junior season with 55 tackles, five tackles for loss, and a team-leading 10 pass breakups for Southlake Carroll, a perennial state power that reached the Class 6A Division II state quarterfinals.
2013: Eboh got an early chance for varsity action, playing eight games as a sophomore. Eboh recorded 23 tackles, one fumble recovery, and four pass breakups for the Dragons, who finished 11-2.
Inside the Numbers:
Scout Rank Four-Star No 183
Position Rank No 14
Midland CB Rank No 3
Texas CB Rank No 3
Obi Eboh is one of the most heavily-recruited cornerbacks in the class of 2016. Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Wisconsin are a few to extend scholarship offers.