Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker Byron Hobbs is one of just two DFW prospects to sign with Texas in 2018. (Mike Craven)

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In-state linebacker Byron Hobbs commits to Texas

Posted April 7th, 2017


Texas’ 2018 recruiting class grew to two members Friday night when Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker, Byron Hobbs, announced his pledge on Twitter. The 6-3.5, 204-pound prospect joins Florida athlete Justin Watkins in Tom Herman’s first full class as head coach of the Texas Longhorns. Hobbs is a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 25 outside linebacker in the country, per 247Sports Composite.

Hobbs is one of two in-state linebackers with Texas offers. The Longhorns are also in pursuit of Rockwall middle linebacker Alston Orji. The Longhorns are expected to sign at least two linebackers in the 2018 class. Hobbs visited Texas on March 25 to watch a practice and visit with the coaching staff. He made it clear the next day at Under Armour All-American Camp Series that the Longhorns were high on his list and that the visit made a lasting impression. Two weeks later and Hobbs is an unofficial Longhorn.

“The Texas visit was a big deal for me. I definitely enjoy Texas,” said Hobbs on March 26 in Cedar Hill. “Getting out there with coach Herman and coach Orlando watching the defense dog the offense. They want me to be part of the family and help rebuild Texas.”

He’ll now try and help Texas build a strong 2018 class.

2018 Texas Longhorns signing class

Here's a look at the recruits who signed with Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247Sports composite.
PlayerPos. SchoolStars Status
Byron HobbsLBFt. Worth Eastern Hills3Signed
Casey ThompsonQBSouthmoore (Okla.)4Signed
Cameron Rising QBNewbury Park (Calif.)4Signed
Reese MooreOTSeminole 3Signed
Cameron DickerKLake Travis3Signed
Caden SternsSCibolo Steele4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
DeMarvion OvershownSArp4Signed
Ayodele AdeoyeLBIMG Academy (Fla.)4Signed
B.J. FosterSAngleton 5Signed
Al'Vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar4Signed
Jalen GreenCBHouston Heights4Signed
Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor4Signed
Anthony CookCBHouston Lamar4Signed
D'Shawn JamisonCBHouston Lamar4Signed
Malcolm EppsTESpring Dekaney4Signed
Junior AngilauOTSalt Lake East (Utah)4Signed
Mikey GrandyOTCollege of San Mateo (Calif.)3Signed
Ryan BujcevskiPProKick AustrailiaN/ASigned
Keondre CoburnDTSpring Westfield4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
Daniel CarsonDEWilliam Chrisman (Mo.)3Signed
Michael WilliamsDEDunham School (La.)3Signed
Joshua MooreWRYoakum4Signed
Christian JonesOTCy Woods3Signed
Moro OjomoDTKaty3Signed
Joseph OssaiDEConroe Oak Ridge4Signed

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