Cobbins, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior, led his team to the second-round of the 4A playoffs last year. McDonogh 35 entered the postseason as a No. 18 seed, but the Roneagles promptly traveled to north Louisiana and demolished No. 15 seed Minden (55-23) in the opening round. The following week, Cobbins and his team almost upset eventual state champion Neville. McDonogh led until the final moments of the game, but Neville was able to escape with a 39-36 win.
"I threw for about 2,000 yards last year," said Cobbins. "I don't keep up with my stats that closely - other than wins and losses. We're working hard right now. I've been throwing with my wide receivers. We call it 'practice after practice.'"
In fact, when PonyStampede.com talked to Cobbins, he was at the school watching film with his coaches late in the evening. That work ethic has helped the junior land two scholarship offers to date.
"Kentucky and Tulane have offered me," Cobbins said. "Kentucky offered back in February. They actually did it through my coach. With Tulane, I went there for a 7-on-7 tournament that we play in each year, but it was canceled. They showed me around campus and then they offered me. The academics there are great and that's what I want. I plan to major in Business."
Cobbins is being recruited by several other schools, including Oklahoma State, Kansas, Central Florida, and SMU. Coach Jeff Reinebold of SMU visited McDonogh 35 this week in order to evaulate Cobbins and a few of his teammates. The Mustangs hope that Cobbins will make it to an SMU camp this summer for further evaluation.