When we first saw Southlake Carroll 2016 cornerback Obi Eboh at the Dallas Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Arlington on May 3, we had a feeling he would soon get recruiting attention.
That has indeed been the case.
Eboh's second FBS-level offer arrived this past Thursday, when he reported the news of a Duke offer.
Just got offered by Duke University! #GoBlueDevils— The Boy (@Obi_Eboh3) July 24, 2014
Duke joins Rice as the two schools that have offered Eboh, a 6-foot-1, 172-pounder who has gotten attention as a cornerback and a safety.
Eboh played safety as a sophomore for Carroll, but told Scout.com that he worked all spring as a cornerback in preparation for his junior season.
Eboh's height and length make him the type of long-limbed, large-framed cornerback who may accumulate an impressive offer list. Eboh posted a strong 95.43 SPARQ rating at the May combine, where he ran a laser-timed 4.57-second 40, as well as a pro agility time of 4.31 seconds. Eboh also posted a 32.9-inch vertical.
In addition to his offers from Duke and Rice, Eboh has received interest from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech. Eboh told Scout.com two weeks ago at the Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships in College Station that Oklahoma State and Arkansas had been recruiting him especially hard lately. He has attended camps at Baylor, TCU, and Texas.
As a sophomore in 2013, Eboh played eight games, recording 23 tackles, one fumble recovery, and four pass breakups for Carroll, which finished 11-2.
Eboh will join Purdue commit Andy Chelf, a 2015 safety, in Carroll's secondary this fall. He accompanies receiver Zach Farrar, who recently picked up Louisiana Tech and North Texas offers, in what could be a strong 2016 class for the Dragons.