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On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine: New leader for 5-star Daevin Hobbs

Peter Warren10/17/22
Article written by:On3 imagePeter Warren


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A new leader has emerged for Concord (N.C.) Jay M Robinson five-star defensive lineman Daevin Hobbs.

That team is Tennessee, which has taken a slight lead over North Carolina in the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine. The Volunteers are at 29.2% while the Tar Heels are at 22.4%. Alabama is third at 14.8% and Georgia is fourth at 12.2%. Michigan and Ohio State are lurking around at about 10%.

Hobbs was at Tennessee this past weekend. He told On3 Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons that the Volunteers fan base is the best in college football.

“In my opinion, I think it’s the best,” Hobbs said. “I think it’s the best fan base. They’re all over social media. Anywhere you go, you will see a Tennessee fan.”

RPM was released to the public in December. The On3 engineering group teamed up with Spiny.ai to create the industry’s first algorithm and machine learning-based product to predict where athletes will attend college. 

It factors in machine learning, social sentiment, visits and historical trends. However, expert predictions are still a big piece of the RPM equation.

Hobbs is the No. 80 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is the No. 23 prospect in the 2023 On300 ranking.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $112k. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Daevin Hobbs Scouting Summary

Nimble jumbo athlete who makes big plays as a tight end and defensive end, likely projecting along the defensive line long-term. Has good size, measuring at 6-foot-4.5 and in the 250-pound range with a wing-span close to 6-foot-10. Shows dominant tendencies as a two-way star at the high school level. Finished with 20 tackles for loss and 8 sacks as a junior. Moves well at his size. Shows the athleticism to run down plays in pursuit. Has the closing speed to finish plays behind the line with authority. A big threat down the seam at tight end and is talented enough to play on offense in college. Extends and elevates to come down with grabs over the middle of the field. A long-strider in the open field with speed to score on long receptions. A very good high school basketball player who was the MVP of a state title team as a junior. Throws down emphatic dunks in transition. Unrefined technically as a defensive lineman and should see improvement on that front once he focuses on the position at the next level. May need to adjust to the level of competition coming from a lower classification in high school.