I was clearly never recruited. BUt these kids all seem to really like Hobbs. One thing that jumped out at me from the signing of Trey Davis was his comment that Hobbs was the first and longest to recruit him. Kids seem to like that- it makes them actually feel wanted. When a team like Tenn or NC State is recruiting him now, Hobbs can say things like "I wanted you all along- you're our guy...you're their fallback plan.
The obvious implication of being a fallback plan is that the school might fall in love with somebody else the year after. We've discussed a lot of the "recruiting over" idea recently- but I think hobbs being the first guy in-well before the big schools- gives him the ability to say "we're recruiting YOU" as opposed to "we're recruiting a NEED" which could be filled by lots of different guys.
Hobbs might not get Guest, but kudos to Hobbs and staff for his ability to seem to be frequently ahead of the game with recruiting.