2018 OLB Byron Hobbs (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Texas Longhorns Land Second Commitment to 2018 Recruiting Class in 4-Star OLB Byron Hobbs

Four-star outside linebacker Byron Hobbs' pledge adds the second commitment to Tom Herman's 2018 recruiting class.

Four-star Eastern Hills OLB Byron Hobbs announced his verbal pledge to the Texas Longhorns Friday evening, adding commitment No. 2 to Tom Herman's 2018 recruiting class. 

https://twitter.com/ByronVaughns/status/850521428931866626

The 6-foot-3, 207-pound outside linebacker's commitment comes a little more than a week after he took an unofficial visit to Texas at the end of March.

A Scout 300 prospect, Hobbs chose the Longhorns over offers from several top college football programs, including Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Nebraska, among others.

I really like this pickup for Texas. Scout National Analyst Greg Powers tabbed Hobbs early as a four-star prospect and he's lived up to that billing. Hobbs owns an outstanding frame with an exceptional wingspan and a virtually limitless ceiling relative to bulking potential. Hobbs' future role likely best fits a hybrid outside linebacker, which would utilize his length and athleticism, particularly as they relate to his potential as a pass-rusher. That said, we've also seen promising ability in space. That suggests Hobbs possesses the requisite versatility to pressure the QB and drop into coverage as needed. He'll be raw entering college, but there's a ton of potential and a lot to be excited about. -- Midlands Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks 

http://www.scout.com/player/214814-byron-hobbs

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Byron Hobbs Nabs Top Defensive Performer Honors After Performance at The Opening New Orleans

"The 6-foot-3, 207-pound four-star proved without a doubt why he's one of the fastest-rising prospects in the Lone State State with recent offers from programs such as Texas A&M, Nebraska, Texas, and Arkansas. Hobbs owns the requisite frame for the typical pass-rushing hybrid linebacker, which is the spot most schools want him to play, but he repeatedly caught our attention in half-skeleton passing drills as he broke up multiple passes with his ability to drop into coverage and create problems with his enormous wingspan. In fact, several other campers shook their head in disbelief as they marveled at Hobbs' frame length." -- Gabe Brooks

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