April 8, 2020

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Diamond In The Rough: Kaedric Cobbs

By Josh Kirkpatrick

With a 5.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1360, I wondered to myself: “Why is this genius playing football?” But one look at his tape will show you just how talented Kaedric is. This top running back stands at 5’10, 215 lb, making Kaedric both speedy and tough. Kaedric flies down the field like a bullet fired from a gun and breaks through tackles like they’re made of tissue paper. His field vision is 20/20 and he shoots through the gap before anyone knows it’s there. Kaedric’s speed gets him around the corner and his acceleration is unmatched. He has a wicked stiff arm that will get him past any defender near him. Kaedric’s footspeed is amazing and his ability to cut back will break any defender’s ankles. Watch out football, here comes Kaedric Cobbs!

When and why did you fall in love with football?

  • I can’t say that there was ever an exact moment I fell in love with football. My dad is a coach, so I was surrounded by football my whole life.

Who has influenced you most in your life?

  • My parents have been the largest influence in my life. They’ve educated me and taught me to make wise decisions and have prepared me for success.

Do you have any core beliefs?

  • You just have to have faith in God’s plan for you. He’ll get you where you’re supposed to be, you just have to believe.

How have you balanced school and football?

  • I’ve always worked on time management in high school. I make sure to get my school work done one class at a time.

What do you need to work on to get to the next level?

  • There’s always stuff to work on. I think I could improve my route running and my speed – get my 40 time down to a 4.50. I just think: “Why settle for good?” I always try to be perfect.

Do you have an NFL player that you model your game after?

  • I’ve always loved Adrian Peterson. As an Oklahoma fan, I watched him growing up and cheered for the Vikings when they drafted him. He just always runs hard and is so physical. I try to imitate his mentality night in and night out.

Who are you in game?

  • I always want to make teammates better and I try to lead by example. In between the whistles I’m a physical and vicious player. I don’t talk a lot of smack – I like to let my playing speak for me. In the huddle, I like to talk my team up and encourage them or get them hyped for the next play. I’m a physical player and I try to bring it all night, every play. The real question is: “Are you willing to do the same?”