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NIKE Camp standout one to watch

Sleeper linebacker Thomas Cobbs (6-3, 220, 4.7) from Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge had a very impressive NIKE Camp in Los Angeles and caught the attention of many there. It wouldn't be surprising to see his stock take an upward turn this spring.
At the NIKE Camp he did well on the footwork drills and he never was juked out by the running back in the open field tackling drill.
Cobbs has been a varsity performer since his sophomore year, but his junior season he played outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense. As a senior, Cobbs will be moved inside in flex defense so he will likely get a lot of tackles.
For his junior season, Cobbs accounted for 92 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His performance was good enough to land second-team all-league honors.
On the recruiting trail, a lot of schools are aware of Cobbs, but are in the evaluation process. He could be one of those guys will get offers when he attends camps or there is senior season footage to peruse.
Cobbs will attend Wisconsin's one day camp this summer. Besides, NIKE Camp, Cobbs also attended the FBU camp held in San Diego.
A good all around athlete, Cobbs also plays baseball, but still never misses a morning workout with the football team.
Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson feels his linebacker has what it takes to be an outstanding player on the collegiate level.
"If you could frame a kid to be your team leader," Gibson said. "You would frame Thomas Cobbs. From what I heard he was even leading an organizing at the NIKE Camp. Thomas will be our student body president when we start back in school next semester.
"Thomas will not come off the field next year," Gibson said. "He play on both sides of the ball and all of our special teams.
"Thomas brings to the table tenacity, and plays the game like he loves it."