Texas Prep Wide Receiver Has Top 5

Standing 6'2" and weighing in at 200 pounds, Cobi Hamilton is a wide receiver prospect that may be flying way under the radar of a lot of teams. He holds ten scholarship offers, and his stock increases after every game he plays. Recently he listed his top 5 schools that he is interested in. Come inside to read more.

Height? Check (6‘2"). Speed? Check (self-reported 4.52 and 4.56 forty). Hands? Check (12 catches for 268 yards and 4 TD in 2 games so far in 2008). His name is Cobi Hamilton, and he is a star football player for Texarkana High School.

"For me, I would say it is confidence," says Hamilton when asked what the difference between his junior and senior year is. "I got a lot of confidence going to all these camps. Being around the top recruits in the state helped me a lot coming back to Texarkana with my own team. I am just doing the same thing that I was doing at those camps."

And what he was doing was catching the eye of those who saw him on the field. Hamilton attended several camps this summer including Arkansas, Missouri, TCU, Oklahoma, and LSU. Currently Hamilton holds offers from several schools including Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Tulsa, Southern Mississippi, Houston, Louisiana Tech, and Baylor. Hamilton explained that he has a top five, although one school, the University of Arkansas, sits atop that list of five because of his close relationship with quarterback Ryan Mallett..

As for as what factors Hamilton is looking for on the next level, he explains, "I am looking for a good quarterback to throw the ball, a high graduation rate, and good academics at the school. Staying close to home is not a big deal to me, I will play anywhere. But I don‘t want to play anywhere that is really freezing cold. I live in Texas where it is 110 degrees everyday and during two-a-days."

Hamilton lists the schools on his list in order.

"In order, it would be Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, and Baylor."

Hamilton explains that he is a good deep ball threat while maintaining good leaping ability, both qualities that a topnotch receiver must possess. Hamilton competes in the 200 (21.41 time at the Junior Olympics), and hopes to be a two sport athlete (football and track) at the next level. "Track is something I would definitely like to do if there is anyway possible that I can. Hopefully I can get my time down a little bit more, and maybe get a good coach that can teach me how to run."

Hamilton explains that he will make his commitment when he feels comfortable with the decision. As for now he plans on taking visits. There is a possibility he visits Arkansas next Saturday as the Razorbacks take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Hamilton also explains that he will likely visit Kansas State with Sulphur Springs quarterback Tyrik Rollison on October 4th to see the Wildcats take on Texas Tech.

Cobi Hamilton is definitely a name to watch as the high school football season moves forward. Keep it tuned to Scout.com for all the latest.

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