Tom Herman and his staff received some significant news on the recruiting trail on Friday evening as Fort Worth Eastern Hills outside linebacker Byron Hobbs announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.
A three-star prospect, Hobbs holds 14 total offers to date and saw his recruitment take off throughout March, notching offers from Baylor, Houston, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Arkansas. Additionally, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Ole Miss are among programs that were pursuing Hobbs and while it’s unlikely that recruitment for his services ceases now that’s he’s committed to Texas, it seems that interest won’t be reciprocated.
The Longhorns offered Hobbs on February 26, but were able to quickly make a strong and lasting impressing on the Fort Worth talent and following a recent visit to the Forty Acres, Hobbs told Ej Holland of 247Sports that he was impressed with the ‘Horns ‘juice.”
As it turns out, it’s Hobbs that’s now added some juice to a critical 2018 recruiting cycle for Herman and the ‘Horns.
At 6’3.5, 204 pounds, Hobbs ranks as the nation’s No. 335 player, No. 25 outside linebacker and the No. 44 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite. With Hobbs now joining Justin Watkins, the nation’s top-ranked athlete, the ‘Horns two-man 2018 class ranks No. 58 nationally and No. 7 in the Big 12.