Hobbi a Week Away from Decision

Cyrus Hobbi, the four-star offensive lineman from Arizona, talked about his official visit to USC, the three schools he's narrowed it down to, and when he'll announce a decision...

There is a lot of pressure in recruiting to make commitments -- calls from coaches, media, etc., typically lead to prospects making early verbal pledges. It has become more and more uncommon for players to take all five official visits, but that is exactly what four-star offensive guard Cyrus Hobbi intends to do.

The Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro product has visited Oregon State, Nebraska, Arizona State and most recently USC. He'll then visit UCLA this upcoming weekend.

When asked about his most recent visit, Hobbi said, "I really enjoyed my visit to SC. Before I went in, me and the coaches kind of got off to a bad start, but they made up for it this past weekend."

Hobbi is referring to attending the USC camp this summer but not walking away with an offer over an apparent mis=communication.

"I had a good meeting with Coach Kiffin," Hobbi says. "We just talked about the school's future and my future and none of the coaches pressured me at all but just kept telling me how important I am to them."

He continues, "I enjoyed everything, just meeting the players and hanging out with my host, Matt Kalil and his roomate Chris Galippo."

After last year's sanctions against USC, some prospects have looked elsewhere but the sanctions don't seem to affect Hobbi. "The sanctions don't really bother me too much," he says.

Hobbi quickly became one of the West Coast's top offensive line prospects, receiving over twenty scholarship offers but now says he is down to three schools.

"I've narrowed it down to ASU, USC, and UCLA, in no order." he says. And he will take his last official visit to UCLA this weekend. "I can definitely see myself at USC, along with ASU and UCLA, so it's a lot harder for me now decision-wise, but I will make my decision next week," Hobbi finishes.

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