There wasn’t a game played in Lincoln on Saturday, which left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths after waiting all offseason to see coach Scott Frost lead his team into action.
However, there was still a lot of recruiting going on behind the scenes. One prospect that was in attendance Saturday was Bishop Miege running back Brison Cobbins from Shawnee, Kansas. This was Cobbins’ third trip to Lincoln since Frost and his staff took over in Lincoln. He attended Junior Day, as well as a Friday Night Lights camp in June, where he ripped off a 4.4 40-yard dash.
So, what did the speedster think of his experience in Lincoln before the storms rolled in?
“It was nice," Cobbins said. "I really enjoyed it up there, that was an amazing environment and atmosphere. They have really good fans which is always good to have.”
The junior running back has played one game so far this season. Last year, he ran for 1,282 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore. Cobbins’ main recruiter is running backs coach Ryan Held and he also hears from director of high school relations Kenny Wilhite.
Cobbins has good relationships with both coaches so far.
“I really enjoy talking to him [Ryan Held], especially since he’s from Kansas City so you know we can relate on a lot of different things," Cobbins said. "That’s a good guy I can relate to. Kenny is a real good coach. He always cracks me up and makes sure I have a good time when I’m up there in Lincoln.”
Cobbins doesn’t have an offer from Nebraska yet, and Iowa State, Minnesota and Missouri also have his attention at this point. He does plan to make it back to Lincoln to see an actual game but needs to work out the dates.
Another visit will mark his fourth trip to Lincoln since the spring. So, what is it that has him so drawn to Nebraska?
“Just the tradition that Nebraska has," Cobbins said. "They came from a long history of having good football programs. They have the offense and academics that I believe fits me the best.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.