Kobie Eubanks, a late addition to the Texas A&M recruiting class, will be sidelined for at least the next month with a stress fracture in his foot. Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com was the first to report the news Monday morning.
Texas A&M's Kobie Eubanks (stress fracture) will miss at least the next month, sources told @CBSSports. Should be ready for start of season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 29, 2016
Eubanks is a top 100 player was headed to Alabama but didn’t receive a qualifying test score in order to enroll there for the fall semester. Once he achieved the academic standards required to be eligible, he decided to sign with Texas A&M.
His late signing means he won’t be eligible to play until the second semester. The first game he will be eligible to compete in is Dec. 19 against Baylor. Ironically, for a time it appeared Eubanks was headed to Baylor. He also considered Georgetown before choosing Texas A&M.
“I want to be a part of something special,” Eubanks told ESPN when he made his decision. “I visited there and really loved the players and the staff. I think they have something special going on over there.”
A 6-foot-5, 215-pound wing, Eubanks should provide depth to an Aggies team that reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last season. Coach Billy Kennedy also added four other players in ESPN’s Top 75: Tyler Davis (27), Elijah Thomas (31), D.J. Hogg (35) and Admon Gilder (68).