Interest for the services of Texarkana (Texas) Texas wide receiver Cobi Hamilton are increasing by the minute.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound three-star receiver that is being pursued by many schools says his list is headed by Arkansas and Oklahoma State. He said each school carries many opportunities for him, but he's really enjoyed his time in Fayetteville.
"Arkansas is real cool," he said. "I've been up there a couple times for unofficial visits. I went to the Florida-Arkansas game and the Alabama-Arkansas game.'
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Hamilton has close ties to Arkansas as he played with former five-star quarterback Ryan Mallett. Mallett is currently sitting out the 2008 season for the Razorbacks after he transferred from Michigan a year ago.
"He was a senior when I was a sophomore," Hamilton said. "It'd be a lot of fun to play with him again. I talk to coach (Bobby) Allen a lot. He's a really good guy and then I've talked to coach Petrino a couple times. Coach Petrino is real strict, and I need that. He's always pushing his players and would be a great guy to play for,"
Although he hasn't taken an official visit to Arkansas, Hamilton plans on taking one but not until the playoffs are over.
"It will be well into December before I set anything up with them," he said.
The other school that heads Hamilton's list is Oklahoma State.
"I've talked to coach (Trooper) Taylor a whole lot," Hamilton said. "He's real cool. He's a really religious guy, and I like that. Coach (Joe) Wickline writes me a lot of letters as well."
Hamilton has set up an official visit with Oklahoma State in two weeks (Nov. 29) when the Cowboys host in-state rival Oklahoma.
"I have the official visit planned for when they play Oklahoma, but if we keep advancing in the playoffs my plans will change," he said. "Usually the third round of the playoffs fall around that time. So hopefully I'll have to reschedule with Oklahoma State. That would be a good thing for the team."
Hamilton also added that coaches from Nebraska would be in town this week as he prepares for the second round of the playoffs.
Hamilton lead Texas High in the first round of the playoffs with nine receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown in route to a 49-13 victory.
"We played really well," he said. "I set the school record for touchdown receptions in a year (14), and all I need is 141 yards to set the all-time receptions record."
Hamilton and his teammates will take action in the second round of the playoffs at 2 p.m. Saturday against Waco-Midway at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.