Al Cobb Going To VMI
Posted on January 22, 2013
Giles County quarterback Al Cobb has committed to Virginia Military Institute and will sign a scholarship next month with the Big South Conference school.
“He heard from several schools, but that was really his only offer,” Giles County Coach David O’Connor said of Cobb, a Tennessean second-team all-Midstate selection and a Class AA Mr. Football finalist this past season. Cobb threw for 2,861 yards and 34 touchdowns and ran for another 1,023 yards and 21 scores as the Bobcats went 13-1 and advanced to the Class 4A semifinals.
“UT-Chattanooga, UT-Martin, Austin Peay, Murray State all talked to him, and a lot of them wanted him to come and walk on, but he could do that anywhere,” O’Connor said. “I was really surprised, just as surprised as I was three years ago when Bo (Wallace) was coming out.”
Bo Wallace led Giles County to the 2009 4A championship and was named Mr. Football his senior year. He initially signed with Arkansas State before transferring to East Mississippi Community College, earning national junior college offensive player of the year honors and eventually landing at Ole Miss.
VMI, coached by former South Carolina coach Sparky Woods, went 2-9 last season and lost its last six games.
“VMI really wants him,” O’Connor said. “They’ve been recruiting him since the first of the year. Coach Woods came down here back in the spring to see him. He’s going to get a good education and have a great career after going there.”