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Texas offers Fort Worth Eastern Hills LB Byron Hobbs

The long and lean Metroplex product visited Austin on Sunday.

Byron Hobbs

The list of Sunday visitors for the Texas Longhorns included Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker Byron Hobbs, who eventually emerged from his trip to the Forty Acres with an offer from the coaching staff:

A 6’4, 205-pounder, Hobbs is a prospect who has seen his stock rise over the last month, picking up offers from the likes of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa State, Minnesota, and Ole Miss.

Currently unranked by 247Sports, Hobbs is otherwise a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 280 player nationally, the No. 20 outside linebacker, and the No. 35 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Clearly, Hobbs is a player who was under the radar until just recently, but a junior season that saw him take five catches on offense for 312 yards and a touchdown and rack up 88 tackles, nine sacks, four forced fumbles, and an interception on defense has attracted the notice of evaluators and coaches.

The Hudl page for Hobbs reports unverified 4.76 speed in the 40-yard dash, a 4.23 shuttle, and a 31-inch vertical. The shuttle time in particular is impressive for someone standing 6’4 and the upcoming Dallas The Opening Regional would provide an opportunity for Hobbs to record more official times if he chooses to participate.