Desert Edge linebacker, Myles Hobbs, excelling in classroom, on gridiron

Desert Edge senior linebacker Myles Hobbs leads the Scorpions in tackles and in the classroom with a 4.8 GPA. Photo courtesy: Twitter @MylesJHobbs

Desert Edge senior linebacker Myles Hobbs is tearing up the gridiron this season for the Scorpions, and he’s also tearing it up in the classroom.

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The senior captain holds a 4.8 GPA and is second in his class.

His senior class schedule includes AP government and honors pre-calculus. As a junior he took four AP classes.

In addition to his course load and football practice, Hobbs is also involved in National Honor Society where he volunteers in the community.

“(My parents) always pushed academics on me,” Hobbs said. “I’m willing to put in the work and stay up and study after practices.”

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STUDENT OF THE GAME

Beyond being an excellent student, Hobbs is a true student of the game as well.

“He goes out there and he’s super smart,” Desert Edge co-Head coach Marcus Carter said. “He’s constantly in the film room…getting guys in the right spot making sure they know what they’re doing. He makes plays and he makes the team better. He leads by example.”

This season, Hobbs leads the team in tackles with 50 total. He is averaging 10 tackles per game and has one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

“Being in the middle of the field and being a linebacker, you have to know what’s going on in front of you and you have to know what’s going on behind you,” Carter said. “He understands all the checks and things that we do defensively. He never gives up on plays.”

Hobbs has offers to play at the next level from Division II and Division III schools including, Bowdoin, Carleton and Simpson.

He is undecided on his plans for after graduation.

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OPTIMISIM

During the uncertainty of whether or not there would be a season this year, Hobbs kept himself busy by teaching himself how to play guitar by watching YouTube tutorials, skateboarding and taking trips up to Sedona to explore, he said.

“I’ve tried to stay optimistic,” Hobbs said of the last several months since the pandemic began. “I’ve stayed resilient and didn’t give up hope. I stayed ready. I made sure to keep my mind active and stay on a schedule.”

Coming in to this week against Sunrise Mountain, Desert Edge is undefeated.

Hobbs and the Scorpions won’t be satisfied with just staying undefeated through the regular season this year, however.

They’ve got their eye on the prize: a Championship.

“It’s championship or bust,” Hobbs said. “Anything less than a championship will be a bust. This summer through COVID and everything, that’s been the mindset. We’ve been working so hard even when football wasn’t set in stone. Just because of that, I feel it’s a championship year.”

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