Offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi (6-4, 285, 5.0) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro is another behemoth's from the Grand Canyon State who is beginning to blow up. Just yesterday (Feb. 24th) Washington offered him and just today, the Arizona Wildcats offered Hobbi a scholie joining the early bird, offer wise, Arizona State and this is just the beginning.
"I recently talked with Michigan and they said they are going to offer me," Hobbi said. "My coach (John Sanders) has been talking to USC, Oregon, UCLA, and Nebraska. Those are the main ones right now.
"I talked to my coach and he told me he called a lot of schools," Hobbi said. "My film just got out to colleges. It took awhile get my film done and my coach said that I should have a bunch more offers by the end of the week.
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"Coach is waiting on USC to call him back," Hobbi said. "He's also waiting on UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska and all the schools. So there could be a couple more offers by the end of the week."
What is Hobbi looking for in a college?
"Definitely academics," Hobbi said. "That makes for things after football, so academics will be a big thing.
"Obviously the coaching staff," Hobbi said. "Then the environment, where it's at and the people.
"There are definitely a lot of things," Hobbi said. "Maybe be close to home. That might play a factor, but I can't say anything for sure because I haven't taken any visits yet.
If you were hoping that Hobbi was a fan of a particular school growing up and that it would help a particular school, well it doesn't appear it will.
"I didn't really grow up a college football fan," Hobbi said. "I didn't really follow any teams, specifically, just whoever won basically (Laughs). I was bandwagoning, but no team preferably, but I definitely have a lot of buddies over at ASU.
"I haven't taken any junior days yet, but I will definitely take in ASU's," Hobbi said. "Then I have to find out the dates for some other ones.
"I probably going to take a trip to California," Hobbi said. "I'm thinking about checking out USC and UCLA. I'm probably going to be pretty busy this spring and summer.
"I'm not sure if I will be an early commit or not," Hobbi said. "There are pros and cons, both ways.
"With an early commit, you don't have worry throughout the season," Hobbi said. "I could see myself being a late commit. Just to make sure that's where I really want to go and after taking and visiting everywhere and talking to people. I could see myself being a late commit, but I mean, who knows? It's really open right now."
One thing that is on surer footing is there's a good chance that Hobbi will have a busy spring.
"I think I'm going to go to some camps and junior days," Hobbi said. "I have to find out where all of them are and stuff. When I get some dates, I will definitely go to some camps.
"I just went to this Badger Sport Camp in New Jersey," Hobbi said. "It was a lineman challenge and I actually got the offensive MVP of the camp out of 200-plus guys.
Hobbi is being recruited as both a guard and tackle, though he has mostly played tackle since he has been playing the game.
As a junior, Hobbi earned first-team all-state (4A), first-team all-region on both sides of the ball, and first-team all-city.
Extremely strong, Hobbi currently benches 400, squats 500 and power cleans 270. He has even recorded an outstanding for a big guy 31-inch vertical.
Hobbi gives his head coach, John Sanders a lot of credit for development and his weight room numbers.