Maryland football recruiting grows stronger for 2018 class as wide receiver Brian Cobbs verbally commits to join the Terps football team.
Maryland football recruiting upgraded their 2018 recruiting class with Hayfield Secondary School’s (Va.) Brian Cobbs. The wideout committed to Maryland football yesterday giving the Terps their 11th commit in the 2018 class. With his commitment, Maryland is now among the top 25 best recruiting classes in the nation at No. 24 and No. 7 in the Big Ten Conference.
The DMV to UMD movement continues as Brian Cobbs becomes the third local recruit to pledge the Terps in five days (Jaelyn Duncan – June 15 and Raymond Boone – June 16). Cobbs chose to stay home and the Terps beat out Yale, West Virginia, Wake Forest and more for his services.
Cobbs took to Twitter to confirm his decision on committing to Maryland and gave thanks to those who helped him on his journey to a college football career with the Maryland Terrapins.
Brian Cobbs brings a good blend of size and speed at wide receiver to the Terps at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. He can show his speed on short catches and get up the field as well as play well in the open field and find the end zone. He led the Hayfield Secondary School Hawks in 2016 in all major receiving categories: receptions (82), receiving yards (1,233) and receiving touchdowns (13).
Cobbs stated in 247Sports Writer
‘s commitment breakdown piece that a strong relationship with the coaches, specifically Terps wide receivers Coach
was a key factor in him deciding to stick with Maryland.
"“Coach Beatty, he’s had his eyes on me since end of my sophomore year. Plus, my coach’s son [Caleb Henderson] plays here so I’ve been around the program for a while. Every time I come, the coaching staff treats me like family. I feel like that’s one of the biggest things I stress, just to have a coaching staff that cares about you like that.”"
It will be interesting to see how Cobbs will fit into offensive coordinator Walt Bell’s offense once fans and his new teammates get acquainted with him the season after next. Judging by what he’s been able to do with Hayfield Secondary School, he shouldn’t have too much of an issue making his mark.