Cyrus Hobbi has taken a few unofficial visits to California schools this off-season and will visit Michigan in a few weeks before shutting it down for the summer and preparing for official visits this fall.
That's his plan at this point anyway.
During his stops at Cal, UCLA and USC, Hobbi liked what he saw but wasn't prepared to make a commitment and probably won't for a few months.
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The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro offensive guard, rated second at his position nationally, has also seen Arizona State and has preliminary plans to take official visits to Washington and Nebraska among others.
"Cal is really nice," Hobbi said. "I went with my family and we went on like a family vacation and the coaching staff was really nice and they're rebuilding a lot at Cal with the construction, they're putting a lot of money into the new stadium and offices so by the time I got there it would be ready which would be really cool.
"UCLA was just beautiful all around. It was a small but beautiful campus so it was easy to get around. It was cool to see all the tradition at USC, I saw all the Heismans and national championships at USC so that was the cool thing there."
Cal and UCLA have already offered Hobbi, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound recruit who's rated No. 72 nationally, but USC has not and Hobbi said he's not sure if the Trojans will. Since he's not in any rush to make a commitment, he can wait to see if USC will get more involved.
If not, Hobbi has more than enough options. All the programs mentioned above are on the list along with Arizona, Arkansas, Boise State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Utah and others. He plans to trim his list to a more manageable number and then take some official visits.
"I'll probably have a narrowed list by the end of summer, go on some officials and see what it's like after that," Hobbi said. "I want to go (to Washington) and I haven't had a chance this summer so I'd like to go there.
"I'll probably go to Nebraska and probably a couple SEC schools. I'm not sure which ones yet exactly. I feel like I like UCLA and Cal a lot but I've already seen them so I don't have to take an official visit there. I want to see a lot of schools and a lot of different places."
There's also a chance Hobbi could make a commitment, keep it under wraps and still take some official visits just to make sure he made the right decision. At this point in his recruitment, Hobbi is not exactly sure how it's all going to play out.
"I don't know," he said. "It might be before and then I'll still try to take my officials. Maybe I'll keep it quiet and still go to some schools. It doesn't really matter to me. I'm just trying to enjoy the recruiting process."