USF continues to load up on local talent this recruiting cycle with a commitment from Lennard High School defensive tackle Jhalin Hobbs.
DT Jhalin Hobbs
6’2”, 280 lbs
Lennard High School, Tampa, FL
Recruiting Rankings: Three-Star on 247 (0.83 Composite Score), Two-Star on Rivals.
Other Notable Offers: Cincinnati, Georgia State, Troy, Bowling Green, Toledo
After leading his Longhorns team to their first ever state playoff appearance and a 7-4 record overall, Jhalin Hobbs decided to stay home and commit to USF. Hobbs becomes the fifth member of the 2021 recruiting cycle from the Tampa Bay Area and joins fellow defensive tackle Desmond Mamudi along the defensive line.
In 2019, Hobbs compiled 36 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks while wrecking havoc along the defensive line, playing defensive end, defensive tackle, and standing up as an end rusher in some instances. His relentless pursuit to the ball even resulted in him getting an interception off a tipped pass.
Ranked as the no. 90 defensive tackle in the country according to 247sports, he’ll be joining a Bulls progrum that is looking for depth along the defensive line in Glenn Spencer’s “30 Float” defense.
2021 Verbal Commits
- Jacksonville Trinity Christian LB CJ Ross
- Vero Beach LB Davon Hicks
- Fort Myers DE Keeon Terrell
- Auburndale DB Jaelen Stokes
- Sanford Seminole QB Timmy McClain
- Satellite TE Gunnar Greenwald
- Prokick Australia P Andrew Stokes
- Tampa Carrollwood Day DT Desmond Mamudi
- Melbourne Eau Gallie Safety Jordan Blackmon
- St. Augustine ATH Dequan Stanley
- Miami Gulliver Prep Safety Gabe Nealy
- Clearwater Academy International WR Nickolas Tschivuadi
- University School K John Cannon
- Chiles CB Jalen Herring
- Tampa Gaither OT Andrew Kilfoyl