Does that last name ring a bell? That should come as no surprise.
Mike Bobo played quarterback at Georgia from 1993-97 before beginning a coaching career that has mostly been spent in the SEC. The former letterwinner in Athens was an assistant at UGA under Mark Richt for 14 years from 2001-14 with the last eight of those being the offensive coordinator. After a five-year stint as the head coach at Colorado State, Bobo returned to the SEC last season to run the offense at South Carolina. He was on the move again this offseason when the 47-year-old became Bryan Harsin’s first play-caller at Auburn. This man knows the league.
Now his son is being pursued to play SEC football.
Drew Bobo is a high three-star offensive tackle prospect who played for Columbia (S.C.) Hammond School in 2020 after moving from Colorado. Bobo will follow his dad one more time and finish his high school career playing for Auburn (Ala.) High this season. However, two new offers have made a huge impact on his recruitment.
After a great camp I’m thankful to say I’ve earned an offer from The University of Georgia. @KirbySmartUGA @CoachMattLuke @CoachEGordon @TrenchWorkLLC @keithetheredge1 @Mansell247 pic.twitter.com/9joNVq9hnC
— Drew Bobo (@DrewBobo3) June 1, 2021
After a great camp and a great conversation with @CoachHarsin I’m thankful to say that I’ve received an offer from Auburn University @CoachWillFriend @Coach_Kugs @TrenchWorkLLC @Mansell247 @Keith247Sports @keithetheredge1 @AHSALFBRECRUIT pic.twitter.com/gJSJaS70Mt
— Drew Bobo (@DrewBobo3) June 7, 2021
Kirby Smart, a teammate of Bobo’s at Georgia, issued the legacy recruit an offer at the beginning of the month following a camp. Bryan Harsin and Auburn clapped back with an offer six days later. This has created some stiff competition in the recruitment of Bobo.
Fresh off on an official visit to Georgia Tech, Bobo spoke with Russell Johnson of JacketsOnline.com and gave an update on his recruitment. The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has made an impact.
“They definitely widened it,” Bobo said about his recruitment after receiving the two offers. “I’m definitely going to consider both schools. I would like to get up to Athens later this month for an unofficial visit. With my dad being at Auburn, I’m basically there all the time anyway. I was kind of focused on Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Virginia but with those two offers it kind of opened it back up some”
The 6-foot-5 offensive tackle just finished up a visit to Georgia Tech and is scheduled to make a trip to Virginia this weekend. After that, Bobo will come to Lexington for an official visit during the last weekend of June. Kentucky offensive line coach Eric Wolford worked with Bobo’s dad for one season at South Carolina last season helping establish the relationship.
Bobo would like to announce in July. However, there are five real suitors in this recruitment. Next week’s visit to Kentucky will play a pivotal role as the Wildcats need to make a strong impact.
Could Bobo be the next piece of the Big Blue Wall?