"We really like David's athleticism and his character. He's got good size and thickness to him. Plus, he has good speed. He's a 10.7 guy in the 100. He could help us in a couple different areas."
Cobb chose Minnesota over offers from Memphis, Stanford, North Texas, Army and the Gopher coaching staff was a big reason why.
"The coaching staff is great," Cobb said. They are honest and fun to be around. They really just welcomed me and appreciate me as an athlete and a person.
"The facilities are awesome and I really can't see myself playing anywhere else besides Minnesota."
Cobb grew up watching—and patterns his game after—a former Gopher great and current Dallas Cowboy.
"I'd consider myself as a guy with speed but really a downhill, powerful running back—very similar to Marion Barber."