May 2, 2009

Cobbs waiting to hear from coaches

Georgia recently extended an offer to one of the biggest playmakers in the country in Tulsa (OK) Tulsa Central athlete DeMarco Cobbs.

With over 30 offers to date, the Bulldogs will have to fight some of the best teams in the country if they want this talented recruit's signature.

Cobbs is a physically imposing quarterback at Central, where he made an impact last year in multiple ways. The talented junior threw for 1,012 yards and six touchdowns, ran 130 times for 1,082 yards and 17 touchdowns, plus caught six balls for 203 yards and another touchdown.

He added a punt return touchdown of 86 yards and a 91-yard kickoff return for a score. Cobbs also had five kickoff returns for 140 yards on the season. On defense, Cobbs added 24 tackles and two interceptions and also blocked a punt.

Being recruiting as a receiver by most schools, Cobbs has been compared to former Tulsa prep star and current New Orleans Saint Robert Meachem.

While Cobbs was quick to say he has not yet earned such praise, the Tulsa standout feels he does have some qualities that set him apart from most players in the nation.

"My size, the way I can move around at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds," Cobbs said. "I have really good feet and explosiveness as well. I think when I am on the field you can see the difference during the game."

The Bulldogs have shown interest in Cobbs, and took it up a notch recently with an offer. Still, the 2010 player has yet to actually hear from the staff.

"Although Georgia has been recruiting me for a good while, I have not been able to talk to any of the coaches yet," Cobbs told UGASports on Friday. "I want to get to know them better, especially since they offered me last week. They have not touched base with me or anything yet."

The Rivals100 prospect was planning on making a big decision on Friday, which made the Bulldogs decision to extend an offer even more important to Cobbs and where the Bulldogs stood with him.

"I was very excited when I got the offer, because I was about to make the cut from about 30 down to 10 schools," he said. "The schools are, in no particular order, USC, Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, FSU, Georgia, LSU and Auburn. Georgia and Florida State are the only schools in my top ten I have not spoken to yet."

With six of the top ten teams being from the Southeastern Conference, some may draw conclusions that Cobbs wants to play in the South. But the Central High Brave says that is not the case at all.

"I do not have a particular desire to play in the SEC, it was just a coincidence that six of my top ten are from there. Location is not a factor for me in the process really," said Cobbs.

The Bulldogs made the cut with the four star target, and Cobbs gave his thoughts on the team in Athens.

"I feel Georgia has an outstanding program," said Cobbs. "They came up short last year, with them being the preseason No. 1 ranked team. But that happens to the best of us I feel. They put guys in the NFL every year, and from the letters they send me it sounds like a great place."

Cobbs is no doubt a coveted player, but he said he would make time for the Bulldogs if he learned more about them. But in order for that to happen, he needs to get them on the phone.

"If I get in touch with a coach, I would plan on trying to make a trip down to Georgia soon," Cobbs said. "Although I do not have a timetable, I do plan to narrow it down to five or six teams once I get to know all of the teams involved more."

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