Cobbs Planning a Spring Trip to Austin

Tulsa Central athlete Demarco Cobbs is one of the hottest recruits in the country with offers from Florida to California. Many recruiting fans thought that Cobbs might pull the trigger early and commit to his childhood favorite, the Texas Longhorns. Well, that certainly doesn't appear to be the case, according to Cobbs, but a spring trip is being planned.

Demarco Cobbs has always been a different kind of kid, and a different kind of athlete. Despite living in the Sooner State (although he is originally from California), Cobbs has no problem wearing Texas Longhorn gear into his gymnasium to watch his former Tulsa Central basketball teammates roll into and through the state playoffs. This is Cobbs' first season to not play basketball too.

Cobbs is also a special kind of talent. The kind of talent that draws offers to play football in college from virtually every school in the country. With his longtime affection for the Longhorns well known, a lot of folks assumed that Demarco Cobbs would join the long line of athletes already committed to Texas.

But when both of the Longhorn Junior Days passed and Demarco Cobbs was not in attendance at either, people started to wonder if something was amiss. Cobbs and his head coach Corey Russell were unable to make the drive down to Austin for either weekend to Russell's new appointment to Athletic Director of his school.

"Man, I am real disappointed," Cobbs told Burnt Orange Beat last Saturday. "The superintendent or principal told my coach (who is the new AD) that he had to stay for the basketball games and we won last night, so we couldn't come. We are still going to try to come down at some point. I don't know when yet. I really wanted to make it."

It is safe to say that the Texas Longhorns were disappointed as well, but that has not slowed down the recruiting train that Coach Mack Brown has been driving. The Longhorn Express now has 19 commitments including three wide receivers (John Harris, Chris Jones, and Ross Apo), an athlete who could end up at wide receiver (Adrian Phillips), and a wide receiver that may be a tight end (Darius Terrell). So where does that leave Cobbs and his Texas offer?

"I talked to (Texas) Coach Chambers on Monday and Tuesday (of this week), and he understood what was going on with my ride. He said that they were going to hold a scholarship for me," Cobbs told Burnt Orange Beat Wednesday evening.

"If I lived in Texas, it would be a different story, but it is tough for me to get down there," Cobbs continued. Cobbs did make a trip down to Austin for the Texas-Texas A&M game during Thanksgiving week.

"My coach and I are still going to try to make it down to Austin in the next 2-3 weeks, since I missed the junior days," said Cobbs. "I did tell (Coach Chambers) that I didn't want to commit early. It might take until December or January before I announce a decision."

In addition to a trip Austin, Cobbs would like to visit LSU, Alabama, and USC this spring.

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