Decision Time Nears for Cobham

Three weeks ago, safety Wayne Cobham of Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High School made an official visit to Central Michigan University with his teammate, cornerback Delvin Davis. Cobham talked with Chippewas Insider about his visit to CMU and where he stands in the recruiting process.

Safety Wayne Cobham (6-2, 195) of Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High School is a wanted man.

Central Michigan would love to have the hard-hitting defensive back on its team. So would rivals Western Michigan University and Bowling Green. Florida International of the Sun Belt Conference is interested too. All four schools have offered Cobham a scholarship.

Cobham visited CMU three weeks ago for the Toledo game with his teammate and friend Delvin Davis, who is already committed to the Chippewas. Cobham came away impressed with what CMU has to offer.

"I liked the visit a lot, it was nice," Cobham said. "The whole town is into the team and very supportive. They made Delvin and me feel like we were already part of the team."

Cobham did not give CMU his verbal commitment before leaving Sunday, but he did have a nice meeting with CMU head coach Brian Kelly.

"I told coach Kelly that I was going to take the rest of my visits," Cobham said. "Central was my first visit so I need something to compare it to. Coach Kelly said CMU was going to continue recruiting me hard."

Cobham has been selected to play in the Broward County Athletic Association All-Star game in two weeks and he feels more schools might offer him after that game.

"I expect to get more interest from some other schools," Cobham said. "South Florida, Southern Mississippi and Missouri have been showing interest lately."

Cobham said WMU would like for him to visit the weekend of Dec. 2 but he doesn't know if that's possible with his schedule for the all-star game. He added that Kansas State might have been an option, but he hasn't heard from the Wildcats since head coach Bill Snyder announced his retirement.

"I don't think Kansas State is in the picture any longer," Cobham said.

Whichever school gets Cobham will most likely be getting him in January. He said he plans to graduate from Flanagan High this semester and will enroll in college in January. That will allow Cobham the opportunity to participate in spring practice.

That only allows Cobham a few weeks to finalize his college choice following the all-star game though.

"I'd like to take all my visits," Cobham said. "It looks real good for CMU right now, especially after my visit there. Delvin tells me almost every day about going to CMU with him."


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