Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10:49 a.m.
The middle of the defensive line sets the pace for games year-in and year-out. Corey Hobbs is a guy who can anchor the Florida line for years to come.
Wt: 310 40: 5.2
Projected as: DT, OL
Position Rank: 28
Year: Class of 2006
High School: Oviedo HS
At 6-foot-5, 310-pounds, Hobbs, a defensive tackle from Oviedo High School (Oviedo, Fla.), is the rock in the middle that the Gators needed to sign for their 2006 recruiting class. He verbally committed to Florida early in the recruiting season and has “been a Gator since the get-go,” Greg Register, Hobbs’ high school coach said.
Hobbs does not have the speedy 40-yard dash (5.2 seconds), but plays with a high motor that doesn’t stop. He played both offensive line and defensive line in high school, which has helped develop his football knowledge.
As a senior in 2005, Hobbs recorded 59 total tackles, four sacks, four tackles for loss and one fumble for a defense that allowed just more than 11 points per game. He will finish high school with a 3.8 grade point average and comes into Florida as one of the youngest signees, turning 18 at the end of May.
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