I reached former Rocky Mount athlete Travis Cobb recently and he sent me an explaination as to why in February he signed to play football at the University of Arizona next fall.
Cobb, a member of the RMHS Class of 2005, played on the football team, but started at second base in baseball. He is now at Blinn Junior College in Texas. Here is what he said about his recent journeys.
"Well, I decided to go to the University of Arizona, I came to that decision around December. I have two friends out there that play on the team already from this junior college (Blinn JUCO, Tx.) last year, so I was real comfortable out there had a need. They needed a reciever with some experience to step in because their main receiver is going into the NFL Draft this year.
I wanted to come in and fill that need. I will be there in June at the begining of summer workouts.
My coming down to Blinn in Texas went like this.
I was at Louisburg College in N.C., but they weren't trying to get me a spot anywhere at the next level. So I took it upon myself to make a move. I came to a combine at Blinn and I ran a 4.35 in the 40 and the coaches just fell in love with me.
That first season I had to sit out because all my credits from Louisburg didn't transfer over.
But I had 1,000 total yards of offense the next season and that helped me a lot with getting recruited. Now all I have to do is do a minimester here, then I will be Arizona-bound."