Demarco Cobbs, a 6-foot-2, 198-pound receiver/safety out of Tulsa, is a Scout.com top-100 player, and has already racked up scholarship offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Tulsa. Many other schools are sending literature.
One program Cobbs hasn't gotten anything from, but he'd like to hear from soon, is Notre Dame. He approached Irish Eyes last Friday inside the Alamo Dome at the U.S. Army National Combine to talk recruiting.
"Just you know, I know they've been kind of down and I think I can help the team out, be that spark, getting them back into national contention," Cobbs explained. "Just getting a good education. It's really not about football with me. It's really not all about football with me. Its about getting an education and graduating and getting a decent job.
Cobbs, who takes all advanced placement classes, was certainly a spark at Central High School.
After playing his freshman season at Memorial, Cobbs was commuting along ways to get to school there, and he and his family decided to transfer to Central to be closer to home.
State rules made Cobbs sit out his sophomore season, and he returned to the gridiron this past fall to help Central to a 6-4 season, its first winning campaign in a very long time. Cobbs played quarterback, receiver and safety, rushing for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. He didn't start playing in the secondary until the last two games of the season, but he had two interceptions and also added a 90-yard kickoff return for a score, and two punt returns for touchdowns.
"He's got a rare blend of size and speed that was last displayed in Tulsa by Robert Meachum," Scout.com's recruiting analyst Greg Powers said. "The thing with Cobbs is, he is still very raw, and he's still only learning to play the wide receiver position as he plays quarterback and safety in high school."
Cobbs will play either receiver or safety on the next level.
"I don't care as long as I play," he said.
Cobbs has already visited all five programs that have offered him. In the near future, he plans on getting over to LSU, Alabama, Florida and Oregon.
"I'm going to try and hit everybody up," Cobbs said.
If Notre Dame began showing some interest, Cobbs added that he'd be happy to visit.
Cobbs isn't sure when he's going to make a college decision, but he knows what he's looking for.
"Just getting to know the coaches, academics, the facilities, who I'm going to be playing with the next four years and everything."