One attribute that many college basketball programs look to add, especially late in the recruiting calendar, is size. 6-foot-10 Eric Cobb certainly has that working in his favor, and since his decision to reopen his recruitment in April the former Kansas State commit has been the focus of some high-major programs.
One of those programs is South Carolina, which has some holes to fill in its front court and hosted Cobb on a visit in late-April. According to a report by Phil Kornblut of The State, Frank Martin’s program may be well-positioned to reel in Cobb with the big man due to announce a college decision on Monday. It was believed that Cobb would visit UMass this weekend, but that trip was canceled.
“He wants to hold it a secret but I would say South Carolina is in good shape,” said Nick Myles, Cobb’s coach at St. Francis Prep in Baltimore. “He was looking for a connection with the coaching staff and did want to be close to home so his family can see him, and that’s why South Carolina is in good shape.”
Also of note in the report is the mention of Seton Hall and VCU as programs that joined in the pursuit of Cobb following his de-commitment from Kansas State. However with VCU landing 6-foot-10 Lee College power forward Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed on Friday, new head coach Will Wade has added some size to his front court rotation.
South Carolina has three seniors in its front court rotation, led by Michael Carrera, with freshmen Chris Silva and Travon Bunch on board to join the program this summer. Adding Cobb would give the Gamecocks not only more size, but another young player to groom for the future.