It was a wild recruitment for Parrish Cobb, but that’s now in the past tense. It doesn’t matter about being committed to OU for months, flipping to Baylor then being released from letter of intent and heading back to Norman.
Makes for a good summer story, but now it’s time to work. Cobb has only been in Norman for two weeks, but it appears he’s off to a good start.
“Excited to have Parrish with us,” Stoops said. “He’s doing a great job. He’s an exciting player. We’re looking forward to working with him. He got here a little late, but we’ll do all we can to get him caught up.”
Cobb was an explosive two-way threat for Waco (Texas) La Vega, but cornerback is where he’ll call his home.
It’s hard to get a read into Cobb’s mindset right now, and it’s tough to see him being on the field for something other than special teams. But a senior knows when he sees something, and Ahmad Thomas said he can see that something in Cobb.
“You look at their body language and what they say and what they do,” Thomas said. “I think we’ve got some good young guys in Parnell (Motley) and Parrish. I don’t see Parrish as much because we’re in different groups, but I think he’s all-in.
“He switched his choice from Baylor because he knew that wasn’t where he needed to be in order to be successful. I think he’s all-in and just excited for the season like the rest of us.”
Cobb was committed to OU for six months before flipping to Baylor the day before signing day. There were definitely some hurt feelings on both sides back in February, but time can heal all wounds and certainly seemed to do so in this case.
If nothing else, expect Cobb to at least be in the running as kick returner. He was too explosive in high school to not be regarded as that. With the depth in the secondary, it’s difficult to envision him cracking the cornerback spot just yet but defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks has liked Cobb for a long time.