Cyrus Hobbi (Scottsdale, AZ/ Saguaro HS) is a 6’4 285 pound offensive lineman from one of the best high school programs within the state of Arizona. Hobbi’s high school coach got him in touch with the Vols coaching staff to see if the Vols were still interested.
“I heard a lot from the old staff with Lane Kiffin there but when the new staff came in I didn’t hear too much at all for a few months so we gave them a call to see what was up and if the staff was still interested,” explained Hobbi.
After just one day’s worth of watching Hobbi’s film the Vols coaching staff extended Hobbi a scholarship offer.
“My coach called me and said the Vols just offered me a scholarship and the offer is on the way in the mail,” said Hobbi.
Being from the SEC the Vols have cuaught this talented offensive lineman’s attention quickly.
“I like the passion that is in football out in the south and it was an honor to get an offer from the Vols,” says Hobbi. “I am interested in what the Vols can offer me and I know they have tradition and its in the SEC which is something that really have a lot of interest in.”
“I have a buddy who went and checked out the Vols for a camp last summer and he came back and has said a lot of good things about the Vols and all they can offer,” explained Hobbi. “He seemed to really enjoy it and that just makes me want to check out what the Vols have to offer.”
A possible unofficial visit could be made this summer says Hobbi.
“I want to get out there and check it out so this summer I am going to sit down and try and see if there is a way I can get out there and check out the campus and the football program.”
Hobbi could be a very busy man this summer as he has plans to try and visit as many progams as possible.
Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, and Washington have all offered Hobbi to play offensive tackle at the next level.
While Hobbi stated he has no official top five at this moment he does know what he’d like to see in a college.
“I am looking for a college where on the academic side I know I can do something with their degree after football,” said Hobbi. “I want to be able to have a back-up plan if football doesn’t work out for me so education will always be key for me. I also want to go somewhere that I know I can get along well with the coaching staff and mix in well. The overall enviornment of the program will be key for me.”