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Hobbi ready to start official visits

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The official visit schedule for Cyrus Hobbi starts this weekend as the four-star offensive guard will travel to Oregon State with three-star linebacker Brock Haman, a teammate at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro.
Hobbi, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect, has also penciled in a trip to Nebraska when it hosts Texas on Oct. 16 - that same weekend four-star defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr. will be in Lincoln - and trips to Washington and UCLA are also expected but dates haven't been finalized.
As for a fifth visit, Hobbi said he isn't sure whether he'll take it or not. For starters, he's excited about his trip to Corvallis this weekend.
"I make take (another visit) but I'm not sure yet," Hobbi said. "I might take another one after the season just because I don't want to be doing too much during the season. We'll see. I don't have a school yet but I'm sure one will come to mind.
"(Haman) set up his to Oregon State and I wanted to check them out so I decided to set mine up the same time he was going. We'll have a fun trip. I really did want to check out Oregon State, too."
Washington is another favorite for Hobbi, rated as the second-best offensive guard, second in the Arizona state rankings and No. 77 overall by Rivals.com. He's still trying to contact the Huskies' staff to set a firm date.
"Everything I hear about Washington is that it's a great school and they're an up-and-coming program so they're going to be pretty good in the Pac-10," Hobbi said.
"I like the coaching staff and want a chance to check it out and see how it is. That's why I want to take an official up there."
Hobbi has already taken an unofficial visit to UCLA but he didn't get a chance to meet with coach Rick Neuheisel so the Arizona offensive lineman is planning a trip after the season back to Westwood.
"I've been to UCLA so I know how nice it is but I didn't get a chance to meet with coach Neuheisel last time so I want to take an official to go out there and see them," Hobbi said. "It's a really beautiful school, a good coaching staff and in the next couple years they're going to be an up-and-coming program."
Arizona State is still very much in the running, said Hobbi, who also has offers from Cal, Michigan, USC and many other top programs.
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