New offers for Cochran

The old adage, 'good things come in small packages' may be true, but not when you're discussing potential SEC offensive linemen. Tennessee and Vanderbilt are out early on Devin Cochran, a 6-foot-7, 300-pounder, who goes to Greater Atlanta Christian High School in Norcross, Ga. This past season was Cochran's first as a starter and his size and athleticism didn't go unnoticed.

Devin Cochran Profile

"My junior season was going along relatively well until the ninth game when I sustained an injury," Devin Cochran told VandyMania.com. "It was a small hairline fracture in my tibia. Overall, I thought it went really well. I felt like I did a good job at right tackle, I gained some exposure and made a name for myself.

"During the season, I didn't hear too much from colleges but it started heating up after the Tennessee offer came in on January 23rd. Four days later, got got the Vanderbilt offer from Coach (Charles) Bankins. Honestly, I haven't had a whole lot of contact with the Vanderbilt staff. I did speak to Coach Lightner back in the season. He invited me up for an unofficial visit, and I was hoping to make it but never did due to my injury.

"I think that I have a couple of great offers. With Tennessee, you have to think they're going to be one of the best teams coming up with the great recruiting class they just brought in. At Vandy, it's a great program, but also a fantastic school. The education they give their students is amazing. I'm strongly considering both offers. I'll be at a Junior Day this month at Tennessee and I'll be going to one at Vanderbilt in March."

Greater Atlanta Christian had a big senior class this year with Darius Slayton signing with Auburn, Tyler Cooksey signing with Georgia Tech, and Micah Abernathy signing with Tennessee. Cochran appears to be the school's top recruit for this recruiting cycle and will certainly receive a lot of attention in the coming months.

"I'm kind of just sitting back right now and waiting to see what's going to happen," he said. "I'm hearing from a bunch of schools. Out of the SEC I'm hearing a little from Georgia. I don't consider what conference the the school is in as much as I do how far away it is. I don't want to go too far from home. I'd definitely like to be in a good football program with top-notch facilities. One things that's important to me is being in a good town, not a small town, but one that has a lot going on. Last but not least, is getting a good education. If football doesn't work out, I'll need to figure out another way to make a living, and will be better off doing so with a strong degree in my hands."

Cochran reports that he's done with rehab and is back to full-speed. He got some good reps in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Foundation Georgia Junior Bowl presented by RisingSeniors.com on December 29th, 2015.

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