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Minnesota adds Cobb to recruiting class

From a Minnesota news release sent out Friday:

University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill has announced the signing of David Cobb (Killeen, Texas) to a national letter of intent.

“David is a great get for us,” head coach Jerry Kill said. “He’s a three-year starter for Killeen Ellison. I know that program and that’s hard to do there. He’s also a two-year starter as the shooting guard on the basketball team. We really like David’s athleticism and his character. He’s got good size and thickness to him. Plus, he has good speed. He’s a 10.7 guy in the 100. He could help us in a couple different areas.”

Cobb is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN/Scouts Inc. He is 5-11, 205 and is listed as an athlete, with potential to play on either side of the ball.

Cobb played his high school football at Killeen Ellison High School, earning All District 12-5A honors as a running back following this past season. He rushed for more than 1,400 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in 2010. For his career at Ellison, Cobb ran for 2,946 yards and 35 scores.

It'll be interesting to see if Cobb ends up playing running back for the Gophers, who didn't sign one in their 2011 class.