When Oklahoma’s state ranking came out in June, there was little surprise at the name that topped the list: Demarco Cobbs.
“It is a real honor,” he said. “I have worked hard to get to this spot, so when you see that kind of recognition, you feel the work has paid off.”
With offers from nearly every school that has recruited him, his choice list is endless. This weekend, however, Cobbs will cut that list to five.
“I want to take it down so that I can narrow my focus,” he said. “I have a pretty good feeling for what schools I could end up at, so I need to follow that.”
One school that is sure to make the cut, Cobbs confirmed, is LSU.
“I called Coach DJ [McCarthy] up about two days ago to tell him the news,” he said. “I wanted to just let him know how I was doing, and also fill him in on my process and the cuts and all that. I had to let him know that LSU would definitely make it.”
What other schools are in the running to make the final five?
“Alabama, Tennessee, USC, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma are the other schools I am really feeling,” he said. “I am just trying to weigh out the pros and cons of each, because it seems like my overall feeling changes everyday.”
The rising senior, who rushed and passed his way to over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last fall at Central High in Tulsa, has already impressed at camps this summer - from Oklahoma to USC.
Though he won’t camp with the Tigers in July, he will make a visit followed by an official in the fall.
“I talked with coach DJ and decided I should try and do both – an official and unofficial,” Cobbs said. “In late July I am going to try and make it down for the unofficial visit. It will be a good time for me to get to know some more of the staff, as well as take in the campus.
“I think it will be a good experience for me, because LSU is one of the trips I have really been waiting on.”
Cobbs (6’2”, 205, 4.5) reports a 2.8 GPA and said that he plans to take the ACT in the coming months. He will announce his college decision on National Signing Day.