Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The youngest phenom we’ve blogged about

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.

--Stan Olson

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Anonymous said...

Stan there are two more like this right in your backyard at Mallard Creek. One is 6'5 265 Sophmore and one is 6'3 240 Freshmen. Call Coach Palmieri he will tell you about both of them..

Stan Olson said...

Anon, thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Love when you post about younger kids. I know they can be hit and miss sometimes but most kids just need a little positive attention at that age it can be all the difference academically and athletically. Thanks..

Anonymous said...

He can stay at Carolina AND play in the SEC East against the best competition in college football.