Recruiting: Cobbs Talks OSU Junior Day

DeMarco Cobbs was one of the more than 60 high school juniors who made the trip to Stillwater for Oklahoma State's Junior Day on Saturday. The standout wide receiver from Tulsa (Central), Okla., was impressed with what he saw on the short trip to Oklahoma State, and talked about it on Saturday evening with GoPokes.com.

"It went really well," said the 6-foot-2, 200-pound standout who is being recruited as a wide receiver but put up impressive numbers while playing quarterback for the Central Braves in 2008 (1,158 passing yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,113 yards and 20 TDs).

Cobbs was most impressed by the future home of Cowboy football in the west end zone. The new facilities are expected to be completed and moved into by the OSU football team before the 2009 season kicks off.

"I was most impressed by the new facilities that are under construction. I was really impressed," Cobbs said. "It's going to be really nice. I haven't seen anything like that (at any other school). I was real impressed."

Cobbs said he got to meet with OSU head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer during Saturday's visit. "We watched some highlights and then they talked to us about academics and we went on a tour," he says. "I talked to Coach Gundy and Coach Brewer. They were excited that I came up, and they told me that I could play on either side of the ball."

Although Cobbs is a standout wide receiver who already has offers from OSU, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas (he's also hearing from USC, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Florida State and Miami), he can also play in the secondary as he showed last season as a junior when he had 26 tackles and two interceptions in three games at safety.

"They're recruiting me at wide receiver but when they divided us up into groups, they said I could go to either (offense or defense). I went with the receivers on offense," said Cobbs.

Cobbs says he feels good about Oklahoma State after Saturday's visit. "I felt real good. Getting down there and being able to see everything, as far as the facilities and the new locker room. That right there really impressed me. All the new stuff they're bring in, as far as the new weightroom, the new locker room, the new meeting rooms and everything. It was really nice. That might be one of the best facilities in college when it's completed."

Could the new state-of-the-art facilities in the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium be a factor in where he decides to go to college? "It may somewhat a little bit but I don't think it will play a big role, but those facilities are going to be real nice," he says.

Cobbs attended the University of Oklahoma Junior Day on Jan. 24, and says he has accepted an invitation to attend the Texas Junior Day on Feb. 8.

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