Brian Cobbs

WR Brian Cobbs hearing from multiple ACC and Big Ten programs

Alexandria (Va.) Hayfield wide receiver Brian Cobbs had a strong junior campaign and multiple college programs have taken notice.

Brian Cobbs had a breakout season last fall.

NC State recently became the latest school to offer.

"They offered while I was at their junior day and it means a lot that they see potential in me," said the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Cobbs, who also has offers from Virginia and Old Dominion. "It was my first time visiting and I felt comfortable as soon as I got on campus. I'm definitely interested in them and could see myself going there.

"I was really impressed with the campus -- it was very scenic. The facilities were also great. My favorite parts were probably seeing the weight room and locker room. They also have a big Adidas contract and I like Adidas gear. At the end, it was dark and we went out onto the field, and they had everything lit up red, which was really cool. It was a great experience overall.

"I spent the most time with (wide receivers) coach (George) McDonald. It was my first time meeting him, but I enjoyed talking to him. He also spoke with my dad. He was very honest and told us about his coaching style. He's very energetic and has an impressive background. And the fact that he's coached in the NFL is also great."

Besides the schools that have offered, MarylandPittsburghNorth Carolina and Penn State are also recruiting him. According to Cobbs, he thinks Maryland could be next to offer.

"I've been talking a lot to (wide receivers) coach (Chris) Beatty, and now that schools are starting to offer, hopefully they'll pull the trigger soon. Coach Beatty is very down to earth and knows what he's talking about. I know he would help me develop as a player and he has a good relationship with my high school coach.

"It would be big to get that offer. It's a Big Ten school and that's a great conference. I'd have a chance to play against Ohio StateMichigan and Penn State. So, I could obviously see myself playing there.

"I also really like the academics at Maryland. I want to study something in the business field and I know that they have a big business school. I also like their uniforms -- it doesn't get much than those. It's also not far from home."

Cobbs plans to visit Maryland and Penn State in the near future.

He finished last season with 82 catches for 1,233 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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