New SEC offers for Eboh

When you think of Southake Carroll in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, quarterbacks like Kenny Hill, Daxx Garman, Greg McElroy, and Chase Daniel spring to mind. Obi Eboh may start the next tradition of great defensive backs at the school. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder received his third SEC offer on Friday from Vanderbilt's Director of Player Personal, Tyler Barnes.

"What happened is Coach [Kenwick] Thompson spoke to my head coach, Coach Wasson," Eboh told "It was actually Tyler Barnes who reached out to me on Friday with the offer. He said he was going to put me in touch with Coach Maxie, the cornerbacks coach, and the defensive coordinator, probably this week. They like what they see from me on film like the intangibles that can't be coached. A couple of my offers have come at safety, but Vanderbilt likes me as a corner. Obviously, Vanderbilt's a very good academic school. One of the best in the country. What I really like about them is the blend of high academics and athletics. That's a big point for me. It's a football program that established with tradition in the SEC. Also, I love that it's in the city of Nashville."

It was Rice that came in with the first offer after Eboh's sophomore year. He's since added offers from Duke, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt.

"It's still pretty early right now so I'm not going to rush things and make a commitment right away," he said. "I plan on taking several official visits this summer to all the schools that have offered me. My main focus is trying to help my team accomplish what we set out to do when the season started. When I think about a college to commit to I think about having a great relationship with the coaches, although that's not the main factor for me. I'm willing to consider the out-of-state schools but I want one where I feel the most at home. The main question though, for me, is 'how does the school rate academically?' Basically, it's about seeing if the school has the right blend like I was saying about Vanderbilt."

Southlake Carroll is 11-0 and ranked nationally in many publications. They were knocked out by Euless Trinity last season, but look poised to make a long playoff run this time around. It was last season that Eboh, as a sophomore, became a starter at strong safety but transitioned to cornerback for his junior year.

"It was an easy transition, really, (to cornerback) this season," Eboh said. "In our first ten games, I have 40 tackles, four tackles for loss, and 10 pass defections. It wasn't my decision. The coaches thought I should be playing corner. I'm just doing whatever I can to help my team. We're a perennial powerhouse and we're trying to get back to the top. Next week we're playing Denton Guyer at AT&T Stadium in the second round.

Eboh's father was a soccer player at Texas A&M and said he grew up in Aggieland culture. A graduate in 2016, Eboh also competes in basketball and track & field.

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