Blinn wideout commits to Mountain West school

Blinn is loaded with talented wideouts this year and one that has already decided where he wants to play in 2009 is WR Travis Cobb (6-0, 180). caught up with the speedy receiver recently and he updated us on his commitment to a Mountain West school and how firm that commitment is at this point.

"I committed to Utah today," Cobb told on Tuesday. "They are a great program and they were going to offer three JC wide receivers and they could only take one and I just wanted to make sure I let them know I wanted to go there.

"Right now it's a soft commit to them because I told them I wanted to check out the school before I made it official, but I'm most likely going to end up there."

Cobb was also mulling offers from UAB, Ohio and Arizona and he was receiving interest from Florida State, Memphis and Kentucky as well.

"Utah's offensive system is great and it's exactly like what we run at Blinn," Cobb said. "The coaches also told me I could come in and start right away with my speed and size and it was just the best situation for me, that's why I committed to them so early."

As a prep at Rocky Mount Senior High School in North Carolina, Cobb didn't play football until his senior season so he didn't get a lot of interest from four-year schools. So Cobb enrolled at Louisburg College where he played in only two games as a freshman.

"I just didn't fit in well there and it wasn't the right situation," Cobb noted. "I didn't get to Blinn until late August last year, so I redshirted and just got used to the system and got into the weight room."

In spring testing, Cobb posted solid numbers running a 4.31 hand-timed forty -- he also posted a 4.42 electronic time -- and a 275 pound bench press as well as a 39-inch vertical.

"I got used to the offense and what they expected of me and I caught the ball really well in the spring," Cobb said. "I feel like I'm both an inside, slot guy and a guy who can slide outside and be a deep threat.

"Whatever I need to do to help my offense is what I will do."

At this point, Cobb said he'll be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have two years to play two, but he may be able to get a year back because he only played in two games in 2006.

We'll continue to track Cobb's progress as the season draws closer and update things as the offseason rolls along.

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