Ibiloye: Enjoys UT Visit

Ibiloye: Enjoys UT Visit

South Garland (Texas) safety Joseph Ibiloye was one of many prospects to come away impressed with the University of Texas this weekend. He did not receive an offer, but the evaluation process may be taking a bit longer with a new defensive coordinator in place in Austin. South Garland Head Coach Mickey Moss talked about Ibiloye's reaction after the visit.

"He loved it. Being his first junior day visit, it was pretty impressive. He has never really been to a big school other than TCU before," Moss said. "He had a great time. It was a good weekend. He really loved it down there."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Joseph Ibiloye plays safety at South Garland, but a position change is imminent.

"He played strong safety for us last year and will play free safety next year," Moss said. "They just think he is so big that he will be a linebacker."

Ibiloye did not receive a scholarship offer from the Longhorns over the weekend. However, he does hold offers from Texas' two biggest rivals.

"A&M and OU have offered," Moss said. "OU called today and said they are sending in an offer."

Texas might not be done evaluating all of the talent from the linebacker position. In fact, Coach Moss believes that UT will eventually extend an offer to Ibiloye.

"Probably," Moss replied when asked if he expects Ibiloye to receive an offer from Texas in the future. "I think they are being very particular with their new defensive coordinator (Larry Mac Duff). I have known Coach Bobby Kennedy for a long time and they have some of our kids up there. I think it is more of an evaluation process at this point, slow and steady.

One thing is for sure, South Garland has been churning out Division I defensive backs left and right the past three years.

"He (Ibiloye) was an all-district selection," Moss said. "We have produced eight Division I players from the defensive backfield in the last three years, and he is as good as any of them."

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