DeMarco Cobbs clarifies top three

by Matt Prehm on August 13, 2009

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

DeMarco CobbsDeMarco Cobbs (Tulsa,OK/Tulsa Central) wanted to clear the air on all the rumors about who was in his top three and who wasn’t in his top three and more importantly where Tennessee fit into that group. VolNation got a call from Cobbs who was looking for an outlet to let the Vol Nation know his stance.

“I wanted to clear the air because there are some false rumors going around,” said Cobbs. “If you google my name, which I just did, one of the first things that pops up is me being reported on leaving Tennessee out of my top three. That is false, not true, and totally wrong.”

So where does the talented athlete from Tulsa, OK stand? VolNation has the answer.

“Right now Tennessee is on top in my top three. It goes Tennessee, LSU, and then Alabama. After that there is Oklahoma and a few others. It really upset me that there was an article out there on a recruiting site that said otherwise and I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression about me.”

Cobbs recently checked out the Tennessee program over the past weekend and walked away impressed by the entire visit.

“I got in late Friday night and the visit really started Saturday,” said Cobbs. “I went by myself but it was all good. Another recruit was there as well, Michael Taylor, and we did a few things together while there. I got a chance to check out the academics of Tennessee and saw a lot of things. They walked us up this hill to see this historic building on campus and the guide showed me how there are these different colored squares on the building and because of that man the building is named after and the squares on it are the reason the end zones inside the stadium are checkered. I thought that was really interesting and really cool. I love tradition so that hit home for me.”

Cobbs also went into detail about checking the Volunteers in action as practice was being held while on campus and Cobbs left with good reviews.

“Oh practice was really good, I enjoyed it,” said Cobbs. “You could tell the team was going after each other really hard. The thing is though, the team is like a family and they dog at each other when needed but they also know when its time to be a family and get a long. I liked how practice was well organized and very fast pace. Looking at the group of wide receivers there I think I fit in well with who they have and I’d get along great with the staff.”

While on his visit Cobbs got to meet Michael Taylor who became the latest recruit to join the Vol family and Cobbs spoke about being there for that event.

“I got to talking with Taylor while we were there together and I really like that kid,” says Cobbs. “He’s a cool dude and we got along well. I was talking to him to see what he was thinking. He kept saying things were nice and cool, thing is though I had no idea he was going to commit. When coach Kiffin told me he committed I was shocked, I didn’t expect it.”

So was there pressure for Cobbs to commit while on his visit?

“No, the staff really let me know they wanted me to be a Vol but to also do what is right,” said Cobbs. “I didn’t think about pulling the trigger but I did think about what if I did commit. What it would be like there, what would people back home say if I committed to Tennessee.”

Being a wide receiver from Oklahoma actually has some connections to Tennessee and Cobbs spoke on those as well.

“Well first of all, there are a few guys right now at Tennessee who are from Oklahoma and that’d be a great benefit. Oklahoma has a tradition at Tennessee so I’d be extending it and representing Oklahoma like the other guys there. Also Robert Meachem is from the same town as me and to go there and play where he played would be awesome.”

With the season quickly approaching Cobbs has plans to make the playoffs as a senior and hopefully win the region while getting his team better overall. VolNation will be tracking Cobbs’ recruitment and report on anything new in the process of choosing his school. VolNation would like to wish DeMarco Cobbs good luck on his upcoming season.

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1 transplantiam August 18, 2009 at 1:02 am

I’m glad he stood up for us and himself in reinterating the fact that UT was STILL #1 on his list. For our coaches to allow him to make his mind up at his own pace impresses me about them too. If we presssure him too much and his heart is somewhere else, we won’t get as much out of an unhappy recruit as one that took his time and thought his situation through, then decided he wants to give his all for the Vols. GO VOLS!!

2 oldsmokey67 August 18, 2009 at 11:58 am

I think he will commit in 3-5 weeks.

3 G-Money August 26, 2009 at 10:47 am

I think Tennessee will be the perfect fit for you DeMarco. But I also think you should make the best decision that’s good for you and your family

4 Jerry Hazlett August 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Tyler, remember UT has put a lot of receivers in the NFL and now, with ex-NFL coaches at the helm, you have even a better chance. I hope you choose UT over all the other universities recruiting you. You would look great in the orange and white!

5 ItIsMe2 October 30, 2009 at 6:48 am

Break a leg at Texas. Hell, break both…

6 Ryan Stanley November 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Funny you should say that as he has already broken one.

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