Randall Cobb isn't ready to say he won't play his college football at Kentucky. But he's also not ready to say he definitely will play for the Wildcats, either.
"Right now I am up in the air. Now that my season is over, I will get back more into the recruiting process," Cobb, a quarterback who led Alcoa High School to its fourth straight state title last week, said. "Tennessee has offered me, and being right here in Knoxville where I am from, that changes things a little bit. I am still committed to Kentucky right now, but I'm really not that sure about my future."
He says he continues to have a "great relationship" with Kentucky quarterback coach Randy Sanders, who started recruiting him last year when the Cats landed Cobb's teammate, receiver Kyrus Lanxter.
Lanxter and Lexington Catholic safety Winston Guy are doing all they can to keep Cobb committed to Kentucky. Guy originally committed to Arkansas but switched his verbal pledge to UK last month.
"We met at one of the first Kentucky games this year. We started talking and I have talked to him a lot," Cobb said.
"Kyrus loves it a lot up there. Everything is going good for him. He could possibly start next year. Him and couple of his friends tell me I could be a big part of Kentucky football in the future. He is not going to give up on me. We are like best friends and he's like a brother to me."
Cobb says part of his decision will involve whether he wants to leave home or not.
"I have lived in the Knoxville area all my life. I know Lexington is a great city, but I may not like it there. Both schools have pros and cons. I just have to figure out which one I will be most comfortable with," Cobb said. "Kentucky offered me first. They have been behind me the whole time.
"Tennessee told me they wanted to evaluate me and make sure everything was right before they came after me. Some things they told me were good, but my high school coach told me college coaches were like car dealers and they are just all trying to sell me their school. I have to figure out what is true and what is not true. I just have to evaluate both schools more."
Cobb doesn't anticipate any other schools entering his decision-making process. He has an official visit at Tennessee Jan. 10 and will make one to Kentucky somewhere near that time.
"After I take both visits, then I will be set on where I want to go and I will let everyone know for sure," Cobb said. "Kentucky and Tennessee are both great schools and two great teams. It's going to be between those two schools, but it may get close to signing time before I know for sure what I'll do."
Cobb still committed to Kentucky, for now
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