Top 5 signees ready to make immediate contributions for BYU and Utah

Published: Monday, Feb. 10 2014 9:00 p.m. MST

5. Travonne Hobbs, CB, 5-foot-9, 175 pounds Next List » 12 of 12 « Prev


Hobbs was a little bit of a late bloomer, but the New Orleans native had a tremendous senior season, and his aggressive style is a perfect fit for Utah’s defensive scheme. The biggest knock on Hobbs may be his height, but Utah has a history of finding success with shorter cornerbacks.

It may be difficult to earn a starting spot, but Hobbs will come into fall camp with an opportunity to work his way up the depth chart and into the rotation.
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Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

We didn't have a true starting RB last season. So what about Dacorius Law, is he good enough to be a starter this season? Does he have academic issues?

Regardless, can't wait until fall camp.

Go UTES!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I'd replace Hobbs with either Kenric Young, who has the height, speed and athleticism to be able to compete for good time in the rotation with Dres and K Scott at wideout if he can adjust to the physicality and read coverages in the college game, or DJ Law, if (according to reports) he is able to get his grades in order, who looks like a stronger version of Bubba Poole, and is already accustomed to the spread option run game from high school. This isn't a knock on Hobbs, he looks very athletic and fast, but with Thomas, Orphey and Porter all gaining a lot of experience and developing throughout last year, I see them taking about all of the reps this season.

Also, Tasini may be interchangeable with Havili-Katoa as a 3- or 4-tech tackle/end.

Excited for spring ball to get started to see how a few of these guys develop, and then for the lineups to shape up in August.

Robyuuki
Lewisburg, PA

A strong WR recruiting class, many returning missionaries, a lighter schedule for 2014, should be another enjoyable year. I am grateful for a school that represents so well.

wallyball
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Robyuuki,
I couldn't tell if your comment was tongue-in-cheek or you just didn't realize you posted on the Utah football team.

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