Cobbs Switches to Early Favorite

Demarco Cobbs was one of the most sought after recruits in the entire country. And after racking up an impressive offer list he made a commitment to Tennessee, but tonight he has switched his verbal to Texas.

Schools from all over the country came calling with scholarships for Tulsa Central High (Okla.) athlete Demarco Cobbs.

Oklahoma, USC, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Miami, LSU, Michigan and Georgia are just some of the offers that he pulled down.

Despite having all of the opportunities it seemed like three schools could be considered the true front-runners.

The first school to top his wish list Texas, a school that he loved after visiting and seemed to be a fan of. But it didn't work out when the Longhorns staff pushed for an early commitment from the five-star receiver, who wanted to take some visits before making a final decision.

The USC Trojans then vaulted to the top after making a push for him. Cobbs visited the school for the Rising Stars camp, but eliminated the Trojans at some point after returning from the visit.

The Tennessee Volunteers were a school that was always right in the picture for Cobbs, and after he took a visit to Rocky Top he fell in love with traditional SEC powerhouse and made a his commitment to the Vols.

But on Thursday evening was able to confirm with Cobbs that he has switched his commitment from Tennessee to Texas, which was indeed his first love.

"Yep you're right," Cobbs admitted when it was pointed out he was now making a commitment to the school that topped his list from the very beginning of his recruitment.

in 2009 Cobbs has helped support his lofty five-star ranking by have a magnificent season on the field. He has helped to lead Tulsa Central Braves to a 6-2 record and established himself as the front-runner for Player of the Year honors.

So far he has passed for 577 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 946 yards and 13 scores, and added an additional 354 yards and three scores on kick return. On defense he has racked up 56 tackles and one interception.

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