Hobbi Talks About Visit to UCLA

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi enjoyed his fifth, and final official visit, to UCLA and he talks about his timeframe on a decision...

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi took his fifth and final official visit this weekend, tripping to UCLA, his second weekend in a row he was in Southern California, having visited USC last week.

"It was a good trip, I loved it," said Hobbi. "The weather was beautiful. Kody Innes (Hobbi's former Saguaro teammate) was my host. He's working on me. He and Brett Hundley were on me all night. I had a good time. UCLA has a lot of cool guys. Kody is an awesome cat. He's been trying to get me there since he committed. And Brett is a cool guy, I hung out a lot with him. I played with him at the UnderArmour game and he's a good buddy of mine."

Hobbi had been to UCLA before, but said this visit stood out more than previous unofficial.

"I really enjoyed the environment, UCLA is an awesome place, and the people are too," said Hobbi. "Just hanging out with the players, I felt like I really fit in with those guys. I spent a lot of time with Coach (Bob) Palcic and Coach Neuheisel and really enjoyed hanging out with them. The environment really stood out to me. We had breakfast with Coach (Mike) Johnson (Sunday)."

Now Hobbi will spend the week deciding on where he will go from Arizona State, UCLA and USC.

"That visit was my fifth one and I wanted to make my decision sometime this week," said Hobbi. "I'm really not sure, when exactly, I'll be deciding. I really like my last three schools a lot. I have a lot to think about."

This week, Hobbi will host assistant coaches from Arizona State and UCLA and USC's head coach.

"Coach Neuheisel and Coach (Dennis) Erickson have both been over, and Coach (Lane) Kiffin is coming by this week. A couple of other coaches from Arizona State and UCLA are coming by. I'm just trying to gather information and trying to get things figured out." Wherever Hobbi ends up, he sees a good chance to play early.

"From what they're telling me, I'm a pretty high priority," said Hobbi. "So from what I'm being told, I could contribute early, which is something I'd really like to do. I think I could get ready for next year."

Hobbi, one of the premier guards nationally, said all schools were recruiting him as a guard, but some said center could be an option down the road.

"They all like me as a center potentially," said Hobbi. "I've never played center but I'll play whatever."

As a long process winds down, Hobbi is ready to make his decision known very soon.

"I've been ready," said Hobbi. "It's been a really long process, and I wanted to get it over for a while, but it's a pretty important choice to make. It's the most important choice of my life so far, so I needed to take my time with it. I've been switching where I want to go, like every other week. I'll definitely be glad when it's over, but it's definitely been necessary taking as long as I have."

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
Twitter | Blog | Facebook | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories