May 21, 2010

New Orleans QB chooses Wildcats

Tee Martin knows a thing or two about what it takes to play quarterback in the SEC.

The former national championship winning QB at Tennessee now is doing work as an assistant coach at Kentucky and found himself a QB in the heart of Louisiana, in Theltus Cobbins, and picked up a verbal commitment.

"It happened a day or so actually," Cobbins told Rivals.com Friday afternoon. "I did my background check on Kentucky and researched them on the Internet and called coach Joker Phillips and (wide receivers) coach (Tee) Martin and told them I want to be a Wildcat."

"I have great chemistry with them," the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder added. "I plan on visiting there soon in the first week of June."

The prospect chose UK over offers from Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette and interest from Texas Tech, SMU and Oklahoma State.

"I like Kentucky's program," the junior said. "I like Joker Phillips a lot. That's the main reason I chose them. I also can connect with Tee because he played quarterback too and he knows what I'm going through. I talk with him constantly, like every other day, and if I need help he will be there to help me. Plus I like the type of offense they run."

The New Orleans (LA) McDonogh 35 standout threw for almost 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior and rushed for over 700 yards and 12 more scores.

"He should become the future of the Kentucky Wildcats," McDonogh 35 head coach Wayne Reese pointed out. "He's a great leader and a great person. A great fit for Kentucky and will do great things with (quarterbacks) coach Randy Sanders, Tee Martin and Joker Phillips there. He'll do a great job for them."

"He's a dual-threat guy," the coach continued. "He can throw downfield on a point and can run. He can fit whatever kind of offense they want to run."

The Pelican State native runs a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, vertically jumps 38-inches, bench presses 315 pounds, squats 340 pounds, holds a 2.5 GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT.

"I chose Kentucky over Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and SMU," the 2011 recruit concluded.




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