Coaches Corner: Josh Cochran

Hallsville offensive tackle Josh Cochran is one of East Texas' top linemen in 2011. Last week, Cochran picked up an offer from the Aggies. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Hallsville head coach David Plunk about his stud tackle.

Hallsville offensive tackle Josh Cochran is one of East Texas' top linemen in 2011. Last week, Cochran picked up an offer from the Aggies. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Hallsville head coach David Plunk about his stud tackle.

"He's a big kid, really good athlete, a good enough athlete to play on our basketball team," said Plunk. You are looking at a kid that right now is 6'6'' and 265 pounds. Give him a couple years of college and he will get up to 320-330 pounds. He has a really nice frame and good flexibility. We haven't timed him yet this year because he is playing basketball but if I had to guess, Josh is probably a 5.2 or 5.3 guy, which is pretty good for a kid his size. He is a kid that everyone is going to want and they should want him."

Cochran already holds offers from Arkansas, Texas A&M, SMU, TCU, Houston, and Oklahoma State. Next week Josh plans on visiting Texas for their junior day.

"I think Texas will end up offering him this weekend," said Plunk. "We have him set for the A&M junior day on the 28th, but we haven't confirmed that 100% as of yet."

Cochran's older brother is the defensive coordinator at Hallsville and he has developed a good relationship with A&M area recruiter, Randy Jordan.

"Josh's older brother is my defensive coordinator," said Plunk. "Randy and Josh's brother had a good conversation the other day and that is when the offer was extended. Randy is a great coach who I admire a lot."

As for early favorites, Josh has always followed one in-state school growing up according to Coach Plunk.

"I'll be honest, he is a Texas fan," said Plunk. "If Texas doesn't offer I think it will be wide open."


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