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Friday, April 19, 2013
Jamardre Cobb has camp plans

By Erik McKinney

Linebacker Jamardre Cobb (Los Angeles/Salesian) is taking the recruiting process slowly this spring, but he's also working hard to make sure that's the only thing that isn't speeding up.

Although a cut to his eye that required stitches sidelined him for a few weeks, Cobb said he is ready to get back to work this week, both on the field and on the track. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound linebacker is running track this spring, competing in both the 100 and 200.

"I'm working on my footwork for the season and I want to develop some speed," Cobb said.

On the recruiting front, Cobb is one of the region's most sought-after defensive players, with offers from schools such as Oklahoma, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas Tech and Wisconsin. But he is being deliberate in his approach and said he is talking things over with his parents about what visits he should take and schools to consider.

At this point, Cobb is certain he will attend summer camps at USC and Washington. He added that others could be possible, but he isn't sure where else he will go. Though he always raises his game when the pads go on, Cobb was one of the linebacker standouts at last weekend's B2G 7v7 Elite 16 passing tournament, and his improved speed should help him showcase himself at the USC and Washington camps this summer.

But Cobb is content to let recruiting play itself out over the course of the next few months.

"I don't know yet on visits or officials," he said. "I'm just taking it really slowly right now."