February 4, 2009

Cobbs is This Year's Mr. Oklahoma

This time last year Demarco Cobbs of Tulsa Central was little more than a name on a recruiting page but now the 6-foot-2, 198-pound finds himself as this year's recipient of the SoonerScoop.com's Mr. Oklahoma for the class of 2010. The talented two-way athlete emerged on the scene as a junior by compiling 1,152 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns rushing and having 213 more yards receiving and two more scores.

That's to forget his true meaning to the Braves offense starring as a quarterback who threw for 1,031-yards and six more touchdowns.

However, when talking about Cobbs' true importance it's not just his talent on the field but his leadership that separates him from many of his peers. While no one outside of himself would argue that Cobbs is the focal point of Central's game plan, he still tries.

"I hear a lot of people saying stuff like the only reason ya'll are good is because of Demarco Cobbs. That's not right, we work hard as a team," Cobbs said last October.

That's not to say that Cobbs doesn't use what others say as motivation from time to time.

"Other people will put stuff up on the Tulsa World site. They'll say stuff like, before the Rogers game, they were saying I'm over rated and we beat Rogers something like 52-8," he said.

With offers from Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Missouri among many others it's safe to say that individual accolades are nothing new to Cobbs.

However, when he was informed that his award was one shared by current and past college football stars like Robert Meachem, Reggie Smith, and Jermaine Gresham Cobbs couldn't help but feel a bit excited.

"Man, that just makes me really happy," he explained.

While Cobbs has a highlight reel and stats that would make people think he was a shoe-in for the award there is plenty of talent in Oklahoma's class of 2010 including 11 players already holding offers, an impressive mark for a state with such a small population.

Among those who fell just short of Cobbs on the list were Clinton's Delans Griffin, Mustang's Bronson Irwin and Tulsa Booker T. Washington defensive tackle Calvin Barnett.

2003: Robert Meachem
2004: [/db]D.J. Wolfe[/db]
2005: Reggie Smith and Phillip Dillard
2006: Jermaine Gresham
2007: Austin Box
2008: Jameel Owens

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