“I have offers from Tulsa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, and hopefully Texas at their junior day on February 8,” Cobbs said. “I get letters from LSU, Miami, Florida State, Ohio State, and Michigan, and I’m hoping to start hearing more from USC.”
Though he is only a junior, the Tulsa, Okla. native has already taken the opportunity to visit a few of the schools that are interested in him.
“Last year I went to games at Tulsa, Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech,” Cobbs said. “The Tulsa-Central Florida game was pretty cool. They are right in my own backyard. They always have a sellout crowd for such a small school, and they have good academics.
“The atmosphere for the Oklahoma-Texas Tech game was crazy. I like how Oklahoma jumped on them quick and didn’t let up. The facilities at Texas were very nice, and the coaches are down to earth. And Texas Tech started off slow, but I liked how they kept fighting and finished off Baylor.”
At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds and running a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, Cobbs is likely going to be a receiver at the college level. However, he spent most of his junior year at Central lining up at the quarterback position.
The dual threat signal caller amassed 1,158 yards and 10 touchdowns passing, while running for 1,113 yards and 20 touchdowns. It didn’t end there for the standout athlete as Cobbs even totaled 26 tackles and two interceptions in three games at safety.
“My speed and going 100 percent all the time whether I have the ball in my hands or not is what makes me a good player,” said the four-star prospect. “I make plays with or without the ball and I go hard on every play. I do need to work on being more aggressive, like when the ball is in the air, knowing that it’s my ball and I’m going to get it.”
While he does not hold an offer yet from the Tigers, Cobbs says LSU is definitely a school that has piqued his interest.
“They’ve been sending letters to the school and I got my first letter from LSU yesterday, but we’ve been in contact for a while,” he said. “I call them every Sunday, and we just talk about life in general. I usually speak to coach (Josh) Henson, so I think he’s my recruiting coordinator. I have spoken to coach (Les) Miles also, and he was pretty fired up about me. My coaches say they’re close to offering me. They seem excited about it, and I am too.”
Cobbs has not been able to make his way down to Baton Rouge yet and he won’t be able to attend junior day this weekend either. However, a trip down on the bayou is something he is anxiously looking forward to.
“I’ve heard they have good academics at LSU and graduate their players,” said Cobbs, who recently attended Oklahoma’s junior day and plans to be at Texas in two weeks. “I also hear it’s a nice campus. It’s a good place to get an education, win football games, and become a man. Plus every Saturday you play against the best in the SEC. I can’t go to junior day this weekend, but I’m going to try to make it down there in the spring or summer to visit the campus and meet the coaches.”
While Cobbs lives in a state that predominantly supports the Sooners, he says he’s been keeping tabs on the Tigers for a few years.
“LSU, along with Texas and Miami, was my favorite schools growing up,” he said. “I like the conference they play in. They are always in the hunt for the SEC and national championship. They develop good receivers too like Early Doucet and Brandon LaFell. Plus their atmosphere and playing in front of all those people, and just being part of winning program in general is awesome.”
This past year Cobbs spent plenty of Saturday nights on the road making unofficial visits to schools in his part of the country, but he did catch a couple of LSU’s games on TV.
“I watched the LSU game against Auburn this year,” he said. “It seems like LSU always wins. I remember Brandon LaFell scoring the winning touchdown. And when they played Georgia Tech in the bowl game, everyone was saying Georgia Tech would beat LSU. But I knew LSU would win because they had too much speed and because they wanted to win.”
Though he still has over a year until he has to choose a school, Cobbs has already given significant thought to the factors that will play into his decision.
“I’m basing my decision first and foremost on academics,” he said. “I also want to get to know the coaches on and off the field. I’m going to be watching how players carry themselves on and off field and interact with the coaches. The depth chart isn’t really important because I plan to have to compete no matter where I go. Location isn’t really important either because I’ve already talked to my family about it, and it doesn’t matter if I go away or not.”