January 6, 2008

CenTex star hoping for UT offer

When fans of the Texas Longhorns tuned into watch the U.S. Army High School All-American Game in San Antonio on Saturday, they had the chance to see a glimpse of what their future secondary might look like with three of the four members of the unit currently committed to play for Mack Brown and Co.

If Killeen (Texas) Ellison safety Daniel Cobb has his way, the Longhorns will have another defensive back commit roaming the field in next year's game. The 6-0, 195-pound Cobb, who is currently ranked as the No.36 prospect in the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 rankings for 2009, was the event's Junior Combine at the Alamodome on Friday with hopes of establishing himself as one of the top defensive backs in the nation.

"I just wanted to come down here and impress the judges enough that they would want to invite me to come back and play in the game next year," Cobb said.

Once the topic of recruiting popped up, Cobb explained that in an ideal world, he'll have his future determined by the end of next month.

Cobb is scheduled to attend a Junior Day at Texas on February 23rd and it's pretty clear where he hopes the conversation with the coaching staff goes on his visit.

"They sent me a letter talking about (the Junior Day) and hopefully they will offer and I can verbally commit to them. It would be great if I could go there," Cobb said. "I've always wanted to go there ever since I was a little kid."

Cobb recorded more than 100 tackles and four interceptions this season at safety for the Eagles, while also seeing action at running back on offense.

I wouldn't mind playing offense, I like playing offense, but free safety is where I want to play - defense and special teams. Right now I've been contacted by UT, Texas A&M, Baylor and other schools like that."

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