Thanksgiving week isn’t typically a major week for college football recruiting. However, it has the potential to be a big week for Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class.
One of Tennessee’s top recruiting targets — Daevin Hobbs — is announcing his college commitment on Friday, Nov. 25. Hobbs is deciding between top SEC powers Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
The Concord, North Carolina native is a highly sought after defensive lineman ranking as the No. 96 player and No. 13 defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. On3 is even higher on Hobbs, ranking him as a five-star and the No. 20 player in the country.
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Hobbs took visits to all three of his finalists for games this fall. The 6-foot-4, 277 pound defensive lineman visited Tennessee for its wins over Alabama and Florida, Alabama for its win over Mississippi State and Georgia for its win over the Vols.
Tennessee’s recruiting class includes four defensive line commits. However, three of them — including the two highest rated — are edge rushers while Hobbs is an interior defensive lineman.
The Vols earned a prediction to land Hobbs’ commitment last week and beating out both Alabama and Georgia would be a massive recruiting win for Josh Heupel and his staff.