Recruiting: A Familiar Name Picks Texas (Again)

<b>Quan Cosby</b> of Mart, Texas initially signed with Texas in 2001, but elected to give minor-league baseball a try. Now, four years later, he's come back to college football, and back to the Longhorns...

Quan Cosby, rated a 4-star prospect back in '01, is now a mature 22-year-old who will go to Texas after carefully considering Baylor, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

"I went through the recruiting process, prayed about it, did my research, Texas was heavy on my heart and that's who I went with."

Give Mack Brown credit for letting Cosby out of his letter of intent to go through the process again. And Horn fans should give big-time props to Bruce Chambers who Cosby said was responsible for bringing him to UT again.

"I think of (Coach Chambers) as a friend," said the 5-11, 195-pound athlete who clocked sub-4.4 times in the 40 as a high schooler. "I developed a friendship with him before, he's always been pretty cool, he's a good guy and someone I consider a friend of mine."

According to Cosby, Texas has some good, young talent at the wideout position, but he thinks he can bring some maturity to the ranks, help them along, while also being afforded a good opportunity to make an impact at the position himself.

There is the issue of baseball, where he is a switch-hitting outfielder in the Anaheim Angels organization, but Cosby said unless he gets a call-up to the Major Leagues, he's headed to Austin to pick up his football career where he left off...

In 2000, as a high school senior at Mart, Cosby rushed for 1,924 yards and 29 TDs and passed for 1,405 yards and 13 TDs from the quarterback position. He also returned punts and kicks (five and one TDs, respectively) and played cornerback on defense for the state runner-up Panthers. Cosby earned back-to-back 2A Offensive Player of the Year honors and pulled off the unprecedented feat of garnering first-team all-state honors at QB, DB and kick returner, and he did it as both a junior and a senior.

His message to Longhorn fans: "I'm happy to be on board and now we need to just take care of business, get back to the BCS, get back to the Rose Bowl."

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