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2013 Utah State football recruiting: Aggies lose QB Damion Hobbs to Oregon

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Three-star quarterback Damion Hobbs switched his commitment from Utah State to Oregon, after he took a visit to Eugune.

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Utah State verbal commit, quarterback Damion Hobbs (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) has changed his mind one week after pledging to the school. The three-star signal caller took an official visit to Oregon this past weekend, and decided to switch his commitment for the third time -- he previously was planning on going to Arkansas State -- and his heading to the Pac-12.

Hobbs said that he liked everything about the school on his recent visit to Eugune, and the trip almost never came to be. With Chip Kelly off to the NFL, Hobbs nearly backed out of the trip. Things could have been different for Utah State had Hobbs never taken the visit, but the big thing is getting a kid on campus is the biggest hurdle and anything can happen from there.


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One specific reason why Hobbs chose Oregon is because the offense makes it easy on the quarterback to read the defenses ($):

"They make playing defenses simple," Hobbs said of the Ducks. "They give you an opportunity as a quarterback to really not have to think so much. You know where the defense is going to be. It makes your job simple in allowing you to get the ball to your playmakers."

Hobbs would have been a great add to Utah State, he was the No. 48 pocket passer in the nation. At Cedar Hills he lead his team to the 5A Division II state title game, and for the season he threw for 2,769 yards and 29 touchdowns, plus rushed for another 808 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Now Utah State has just one quarterback for the 2013 class in Darell Garretson.

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