Recruiting: Cobbs To Narrow The Field

Sometimes we get so caught up with recruits from across the country that we tend to forget the ones that are right down the road. There is no doubt about how popular Tulsa (Central), Okla. standout DeMarco Cobbs has become. The 6-2, 205-pound Cobbs is one of the best prospects in the entire nation and his dance card reflects that. He told us Monday night that his list of offers recently inflated.

"Just checking out the offers, and the two newest are Georgia and Florida State," said Cobbs chuckling.

How many does that make now? "I've quit counting," added Cobbs still laughing softly. "It's probably around 30 or so. I went to the Oklahoma and Arkansas spring games. They were pretty good. I was just there enjoying myself and feeling out the coaches."

Other offers have come in from the likes of USC, Texas, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Missouri, Alabama, UCLA, and many more. He has written offers from all three in-state Division I schools in Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Tulsa.

For the first time Cobbs has said that he will cut down the list. "This Friday I am going to cut it down to about 10 schools," he said. "Maybe a few more, but I am going to try to get it down to 10 schools."

Asked about who might make the grade, Cobbs did say that both OSU and OU would be in the group of 10 so that will ease coaches and fans at both schools. Speaking of grades, Cobbs is really happy about his ACT.

"I've got the ACT out of the way and that is a big relief," said Cobbs. "I made a 24 and I'm really proud of that."

He should be because the 24 ACT score combined with his 2.8 core GPA puts him way in the clear as a qualifier for the NCAA Clearinghouse. He can also focus on recruiting and track which is coming up on regionals. Cobbs runs the 100 meters (best time 10.62) and the 200 meters (best time 21.9) and the 4X400 meter relay.

Cobbs, who ran and passed for more than 1,000 yards each last season and threw for 20 touchdowns and ran for 10 more, is expected to play wide receiver at the college level. He also had five "other" touchdowns. He ran two punts back for scores, he returned two interceptions for touchdowns, and also carried a kickoff back for another score.

Physically, he is a superlative athlete with the speed and he also has a 305-pound bench press max and tops out at 400 pounds on the squat with a 32-inch vertical jump.

Now fans across the country will be eagerly awaiting his first pairing during the recruiting process coming up Friday.

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