Four-star outside linebacker Byron Hobbs checks in at No 277 on the Scout.com 300. He is the No 3 ranked OLB in the state of Texas. How has his life changed since his verbal to Texas?
“Being a LongHorn has definitely changed my life,” Hobbs said. “I get more respect and people also look up to me at my school. Also, around my community when they see that "Texas Commit" on the back of my shirt. My goals are to become a better and more mature person on and off the field get bigger strong and faster of course and just be a people guy where nobody would talk bad about me where everybody knows me for doing good things.”
What did Hobbs have to say publicly about the Texas 2018 recruiting class?
“Can't say anything about recruiting right now,” Hobbs said. “Can't spill the beans but we will have a good class.”
Inside the Numbers
6-foot-3 ½, 205-pounds
Fort Worth (Texas)
Eastern Hills High School
Scout.com Overall Rank No 277
Position Rank No 22
Midland OLB Rank No 3
Texas OLB Rank No 3
Hobbs is an athletic outside linebacker prospect who can make plays in the open field, put pressure on the quarterback, and has the skills to be successful as defender versus the passing game and the run. On tape, it is good to be able to see Hobbs make tackles in space and cover speedy players out into the flats and after the catch. He has a long and lean frame and plays high at times, but he also uses it to his advantage to bat down passes or reach out to grab ball carriers. - Greg Powers