Football RecruitingPremium

Demarco Cobbs: ‘Texas is very much back in it’

Demarco Cobbs must have an impeccable sense of timing.

The Under Armour All-American from Central High School in Tulsa, Okla. decided on a whim that he should pick up the phone and make a call to Austin, Texas…right before Texas lost one of its commitments at wide receiver.

It paid off in a big way for Cobbs and potentially for the Texas Longhorns.

A recruitment that once seemed to be dead has been revived in a big way as recent conversations between Demarco Cobbs and Texas assistant coach Bruce Chambers have the Horns back in the mix for Cobbs’ services.

“Texas was my top school in the beginning and something told me that I should give them a second look,” said Cobbs, who made the call a little more than one week ago. “I called and talked to coach Chambers and we hit it off and now Texas is very much back in it.”

Cobbs’ timing could not have worked out better.

Right around the time that Cobbs’ interest in Texas was revived, the Texas staff was informed by Arlington Oak Ridge receiver Ross Apo that the onetime commit would be decommitting from the Horns to give a pledge to BYU.

It was around the time that Apo committed that contact between Texas and Cobbs took a giant leap toward being nonexistent.

“We both just kind of went our separate ways,” said Cobbs. “We both stopped talking to each other. I figured they were probably done because of all of the commits they had.”

Cobbs said that he and Chambers were able to clear the air about everything that has transpired over the last few months and in essence, Cobbs and Texas have a clean slate with each other.

“I’m not scared of competition, I love to go out and compete,” said Cobbs. “I started thinking that it really did matter (about the number of commits).”

Cobbs now has a visit date set for when he will see campus – he will leave the Oklahoma campus in Norman on Sunday and then head to Austin. Cobbs said he unsure if we will make it to Austin on June 15 but he knows for sure he will stay in town on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week to take an unofficial visit.

Cobbs said that he will not work out at Texas, or at any other campus that he sees this summer. Cobbs said he will also be heading to Southern Cal’s Rising Stars camp later this month as well as the Friday Night Lights camp at Florida in July.

“I’m going to go down there to see some family and spend a few days, but I won’t work out,” said Cobbs of his trip to Southern Cal. “With all my visits I just want to see how the coaches coach and things like that.”

Cobbs also said that he will be visiting Alabama in July because he was unable to make a trip there in June.

Cobbs said that his top eight right now are Southern Cal, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and Auburn. Cobbs said that he will be dropping three schools off of that list to form a final five around July 4 and that the Horns have an excellent chance to make the cut.