Normally, I don’t mention ninth graders in this blog. There’s too much uncertainty, and the chances of an impressive freshman morphing into a great senior recruit aren’t all that good. I’m going to make an exception for Qadry Cobb.
Qadry is 14 and a 6-foot-3, 260-pound freshman offensive/defensive tackle at York Comprehensive High. He already runs a 5.0-second 40-yard dash and bench-presses 250 pounds.
He got some work on both sides of the ball this season for the varsity and jayvee teams. And, according to his dad David, an assistant coach (the head coach resigned following the season) told him he would be starting on the offensive line as a sophomore.
“He has been to the (South Carolina coach) Steve Spurrier football camp and won the punting trophy for his age group and came in second in the football throw,” David wrote. “Our family doctors projected him to grow to around 6-6."
Qadry also plays for the ninth grade basketball team and participates in track. He hopes to eventually play football at an SEC school or possibly Texas or Ohio State.
Sounds like someone to keep an eye on. And that the Carolinas’ schools better think about eventually changing someone’s mind.
Got recruiting info? Pop it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org