As a Recruit
When Daevin Hobbs turned away from basketball and focused only on football, everything feel in place for him to become one of the most heavily recruited high school players in the country. “My sophomore year, I started to take football more seriously,” Hobbs said. “I bought in, and it led to where I’m at today.” Hobbs’ sister, Ella, is one of the most heavily recruited women’s basketball prospects in the country. The siblings competed against each other and that made them both better. “Not everyone has this,” Daevin Hobbs said. “We pushed each other every day when we were little to get to this point. It’s what we dreamed of. I’m glad it worked out.”
Reminds Us Of
Like Fletcher Cox, Daevin Hobbs is a top athlete who projects as a high upside interior pass rusher. Both had similar frames and length at the same stage along with registering high-end speed in combine settings. They also both were dominant high school players at smaller programs. Hobbs is a two-way star as a defensive end and tight end. He also doubles as a basketball standout, while Cox ran track at his high school. Cox was a bit taller at the same stage.