Recruiting has picked up quickly for Garland (Texas) South Garland linebacker/safety Joseph Ibiloye and the offers are finally rolling in.
After taking in the Texas junior day this past weekend, Ibiloye's coach Mickey Moss received word that Oklahoma and Texas A&M were going to be the first offers.
"Well, Texas A&M was last week when I found out," Moss said. "I was talking with Stan Eggen and he told me about it. Joe got it in the mail on Monday. Then I spoke with Brent Venables a couple of days ago. He had watched Joe's film and told me they were sending the official offer to Joe this week."
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Ibiloye, who came in at 6-foot-3, 197 pounds at the Rivals.com Junior Day in Dallas, has the frame to grow into a linebacker. However, Moss says that don't overlook his ability at defensive back.
"People say linebacker, but the kid has the hips and feet to play in the secondary," Moss said. "Last year, he could have been a cover corner for us. He could fit in with so many different positions.
"In the pro-agility shuttle he ran before this last weekend, he ran a 4.03 and 4.05. It was pretty cold out and he still ran a 4.52 (40-yard dash)."
Texas hosted Ibiloye and though an offer didn't come, Moss says that it appears the Longhorns' coaches are impressed.
"They just said they were in the process of evaluating," Moss said about UT. "I think they want to watch him during spring football."
Ibiloye will be hitting the road again this weekend. On Saturday, the talented Texan will head to Oklahoma State for an unofficial visit. Then on Sunday, Ibiloye will be going to Texas A&M. Quarterback Nick Florence along with twin brothers and receivers Courtney Osborne and Steven Osborne will also be taking in the two schools with Ibiloye.