The Cincinnati Bearcats added another prospect to their 2015 class in Florida athlete Daniel Cobb. Scout’s Dave Berk was the first to report the commitment. 247 Sports is also reporting it. Cobb hails from Fort Meyers and is Cincinnati’s first Floridian of the class. He surely won’t be the last. In addition to football, Cobb is also a stud on the track and field team. It only makes sense that his speed translates well to the defensive back and wide receiver positions on the gridiron. Cobb lines up at quarterback for Dunbar High School, passing and running for over 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. But he also does quite a bit of damage at wide receiver. It’s pretty clear the coaches would like him to play all 11 offensive positions if possible. Despite lining up all over the place for the Tigers, Cobb will play just one, slot receiver, for Cincinnati.
|Height - Weight||5'9", 165 lbs|
|Hometown||Fort Meyers, FL|
The recruiting highlight video site HUDL lists Daniel Cobb’s Forty time at 4.30. That’s probably a little inaccurate but I’m sure an official laser-measured time would be pretty darn close. Cobb is a burner on the football field. He’s just a difficult player to track down and tackle. Defenses and coverage teams have a difficult time getting aligned off the snap before Cobb hits the edge. If he gains position, more often than not he’s as good as gone. Most importantly, opposing players know he’s lightning quick causing them to hesitate before trying to make contact. At that point Cobb’s already won the mental battle and his legs and flexible hips to the rest. Overall this is just an extremely dynamic, dangerous football player for any team.
As mentioned, Cobb translates to a slot receiver for the Bearcats but I wouldn’t be surprised if the coaches tried him out at kickoff or punt returner where his raw speed would really be put to use. If he doesn’t earn a starting or rotational spot, a redshirt is in order where he can spend a little time in the weight room to bulk up. Either way, this is yet another player the coaches have added to greatly improve UC’s speed in the coming years.