Head Coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are about to embark on an epic journey to NSD. Over the next 30 days, Texas fans will see numerous high school football players make their pledge to join the Longhorn Nation. Texas will sign somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-14 more players for the class of 2016.
One player that will make his official visit January 16th weekend is defensive back Obi Eboh. He announced his intentions to play for the Longhorns September 5th, 2015. Eboh checks in from Southlake (Texas) Carroll High School. I love his game for three main reasons, football IQ, instincts and his size at 6-foot-1 ½, 190-pounds. Texas loves the bigger corner; Eboh fits the bill 100% with what defensive coordinator Vance Bedford likes to do.
2014: Eboh had a breakout junior season with 55 tackles, five tackles for loss, and a team-leading ten 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.
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