Coaches Check In On Status, Visits

While Top 100 prospect Michael Cobbins works on his preparing his knee for his final high school season, five schools work on making preparations to host him on his official visits.

Michael Cobbins and the rehabilitation of his knee are progressing nicely, according to Amarillo (Tex.) Palo Duro coach Jeff Evans.

"Mike did straight line running today for the first time," Evans said. "He has a great doctor working with him and the doctor said he'll be playing sometime in October."

Meanwhile, according to Cobbins' AAU coach Ross Romero, the visit train gets rolling in early September. Oklahoma State (Sept. 6) and Missouri (20) are on the list for official visits. In October, Memphis (Oct. 4), Oklahoma (11) and Georgia Tech (18) will receive trips.

Nearby New Mexico was the first school to offer Cobbins.

Some programs such as Kansas and Florida seem to have gone in different directions post-injury. Cobbins suffered what initially was feared as a career-threatening injury at the Reebok All-American Camp on July 10. Further tests showed some ligament damage, but as Evans said, the star player should return to the court this fall.

Cobbins is presently ranked No. 56 in the Scout.com Top 100.


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