September 4, 2008

Texas Tech commit starts off hot

Though his future lies in the defensive backfield, 2009 Texas Tech commit Daniel Cobb turned heads this weekend with his work in the offensive backfield against cross-town rival Killeen High.

"I had 204 yards rushing with two touchdowns," said Cobb. "It felt good. It was just nice to get the win, especially since it was Killeen, since they're kind of our big rival and everything. As far as the rest of those stats go, I don't know how many carries I had, but my coach said my average was 9.2 yards per carry."

However, Killeen Ellison's offense wasn't the only beneficiary of his outstanding performance.

"On defense, I had six tackles and a pass breakup," he explained. "And then on kickoffs, I don't know how many yards I had, but I had one I took back to the 45 and another I took back past the 50."

And even though Cobb had a good time on the offensive side of the ball, he's not exactly itching to give up his preference for defense.

"It was OK I guess," said the three-star prospect of his offensive exploits. "But I would still rather play defense. That's when I have the most fun. I just like that side of the ball the best, but right now it's not about me, it's about what my team needs."

Continuing with the theme of his team coming first, Cobb went on to talk about how well the team as a whole played.

"It felt good, it felt really good to get that win," he said. "I was excited, we came out and ran our offense for the first time and I was just glad it worked so incredibly well. Then on defense as well, we played great. We held them to seven points and just played really well together. It was really a great way for us to get our season started off on the right foot."

In addition to the enjoyment he gets from playing safety, he will also have the opportunity to play early next season, as Tech is graduating what essentially amounts to their entire depth chart at safety. As a matter of fact, Cobb is one recruit that Tech's staff is counting on to compete for snaps right away.

"They actually called me today (Monday)," said Cobb of the Tech coaches. "They were really excited about our season opener and how I did and all that. They joked that they were mainly calling to make sure I still want to play safety for them. So I told 'em that I was still wanting to do that. It was a really good conversation."

Cobb and his Ellison teammates will look to continue their dominance this weekend when they'll take on Del Valle.


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