Nebraska Going After Texas Junior RB

As the 2004-2005 class begins to become a memory, we start to look forward to the juniors of the world that will be the next Perrilloux, Sanchez or Lucky. Nebraska may have identified one of those individuals for the upcoming recruiting year. What schools are interested in him, who does he show interest in and what can he bring to the table?

The name Antwaan Cobb is already being bandied about recruiting circles as a kid that not onlyNebraska wants to get on board, but a kid who could end up being a pretty solid prospect as well.  Standing at 6'0" and weighing in at 210 pounds, Cobb boasts a 4.4-4.5 40 yard dash and is considered one of the finest prospects in the Lonestar State in the next year.  Last year, Cobb was an All-District runningback, returner and was named to the Academic All-District Team.  He carries a solid 3.2 GPA along with some offers from two prominent Big XII schools.  


Nebraska and Texas A&M have both offered the prospect from Texas with the Cornhuskers being his first official offer.  "I'm going to take an official to Nebraska for sure," he said.  "It'll be hard (to select other official visits), but I don't want to make any decisions now," said Cobb.  Cobb sees some good things in both of his offering schools, however.  "With Nebraska, they have an experienced coach, they're going to be a rebounding team.  (This past season) happens when you go through a new process, they're going to be good in the future," said Cobb.  He sees some solid things in Texas A&M as well.  "Good coaching and great tradition.  They're a real good team, I like the atmosphere," said Cobb.  Not to say he wouldn't be interested in viewing Nebraska's, that is.  "It's hard to see Nebraska 's atmosphere (with the distance), but I'm sure they have a great one," he said.


Cobb plays both sides of the field in high school both at the runningback and outside linebacker/safety on defense.  "I can see it (playing those positions) in college but I really want to go as a runningback," he said.  Cobb defines himself as an all-purpose back who loves to catch balls out of the backfield.  He said that distance and weather do not have any baring on his final decision, though he is taking his parents' traveling into concern.  "It depends on my parents, if they're okay with traveling to out of state games," he said.  There are two main things that Cobb personally wants to see in his future school.  "Tradition and winning," he said.


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