September 14, 2009

Cobbs caps terrific trio for Tennessee

Unlike Tuesday when Tyler Bray's commitment to Tennessee came on a less-than-frantic afternoon, Sunday brought not only surprise but excitement to the Tennessee football facility. The Vols landed three commitments in less than an hour with Tulsa, Okla., athlete DeMarco Cobbs rounding out the trio.

"(Tennessee's staff) were all jacked up," Cobbs said. "They were real excited that I was joining the UT family. They were happy to have me. Basically they were telling me that they were excited and that they took their loss (Saturday), but they got wins (Sunday).

"I'm excited to get it over. I wouldn't say it's a huge burden, but Tennessee was always my leader since I visited there. I felt like I was at home. I'm totally comfortable and confident with my decision."

Cobbs nearly committed privately to the Vols staff last week; the phone call on Sunday evening was quickly answered and Cobbs ended things due to his comfort level with the Tennessee program.

"I just felt comfortable with them," Cobbs said. "I got real close with the coaches and players. I just felt like it was the best place for me and the best place to be."

Cobbs joins [/db]Markeith Ambles[/db] and as pass catchers committed to Tennessee in the Vols' burgeoning 2010 recruiting class, though Cobbs is a versatile athlete who could fill multiple roles. He feels like the trio can do some big things while in Knoxville.

"I think we can do big things," Cobbs said. "I've seen highlights of those guys and I think we can be a tremendous receiving corps."

Cobbs has scored nine touchdowns in three different ways in two games for Tulsa Central. That's nine more scores than the opposition. He's a talented athlete who can do a lot with the football when it's in his hands. Making things happen at the next level isn't a given, but his confidence will go a long way to making an early contribution.

"I think I can come in and make an immediate impact," Cobbs said. "I think I just have to go in and work hard, but I think I can do some big things for Tennessee."

With this major decision behind him, Cobbs will now turn his focus to winning football games on Friday nights and winning grades in the classroom.

"My focus now is on my final year of high school," Cobbs said. "I want to make sure I keep my grades straight and my football team wins a state title. Last year we were rebuilding, but I think we can do much better this year. We haven't been scored on yet."

Like Ambles, Cobbs plans on doing his best [db]Eddie Gran impression by recruiting the best talent possible to Tennessee.

"I'm going to try my best with the recruiting," Cobbs said. "Facebook and Myspace, I'm going to be hitting up all the big time players about joining me."

Cobbs is planning to visit the weekend of the Auburn or Memphis games. rates Cobbs as a 4-star athlete in the class of 2010. He's also a member of the Rivals250.

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