Oklahoma has the No. 3-ranked class for 2017 right now, but the Sooners have just added a major piece to their 2016 crop Friday afternoon.
A familiar one as well. Sources confirm four-star cornerback Parrish Cobb is indeed heading back to OU and will be with the Sooners this season.
Cobb, ranked No. 297 in the Scout 300, committed to OU back in August but flipped his commitment to Baylor the day before signing day and signed with the Bears.
Following the scandal at Baylor that has included the termination of former coach Art Briles, Cobb was one of five Baylor signees who initially requested to be released from their national letter of intent.
After nearly a month of not making the move, the Baylor administration allowed Cobb and the rest (Donovan Duvernay, J.P. Urquidez, Patrick Hudson, Kameron Martin) free Thursday evening.
Cobb was sensational in leading Waco La Vega to an undefeated season and its first state championship. He had 56 tackles, four interceptions and broke up 16 passes, while also earning seven touchdown receptions as a receiver and 336 return yards.
He took his official visit to Norman back in November and everything seemed to be OK until January when it was clear Cobb wanted to see other programs, most notably Texas and Baylor.
Cobb eventually took an official visit to Waco the weekend before signing day and flipped his commitment to the Bears on a local TV broadcast.
In the wake of the sexual assault issues surrounding Baylor, Cobb’s father was adamant about his son getting a second chance elsewhere. His father, Collis Cobb, had long been a proponent of OU and its coaching staff.
Cobb’s release last Thursday evening meant he was free to look around once again, and the speculation had been it would be OU, Texas or TCU.
With Cobb in the fold, the Sooners earn a major addition to the roster with Cobb’s versatility and skill set. OU head coach Bob Stoops felt his squad was one defensive back short back on signing day, but Cobb should add to what is already a stout and stacked secondary.
Cobb gives OU six Scout 300 signees for the 2016 class. The other five (Caleb Kelly, Mark Jackson, Jordan Parker, Amani Bledsoe, Abdul Adams) are all already in Norman. Cobb is expected to arrive in Norman on Tuesday.