March 16, 2009

Jersey LB to check out Hawkeyes

Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep has sent their high school football players to schools across the country over the years as one of the region's top talent-producing schools.

Their junior linebacker Ryan Cobb is taking a look at schools close to home, as well as those that aren't so close.

One school from the Big Ten has piqued the interest of the 6-foot, 216-pound linebacker. Just how serious are things between the two parties?

"I believe in a couple of weeks I'm going out to Iowa's spring practice on April 10," Cobb said.

"I've been talking to Iowa a lot. They said they're very interested. They like my highlight film I sent out there. Obviously, they're one of my top schools as of right now."

Boston College is another school that Cobb has shown a lot of interest in, and a school that has been a favorite destination of prospects from Don Bosco.

It's an Ivy League school, however, that has given Cobb his only offer.

"Actually, Harvard is showing me a lot of interest right now," he said. "They're my first offer and I like them."

Cobb said he has also been receiving mail from Princeton, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA.

He said location will not be a factor in his decision. Does Cobb have a timeframe for narrowing things down?

"There's no real timeframe. Hopefully when the offers start coming in I might be able to narrow it down."

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