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Cobbins on board for Big 12

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Four-star forward Michael Cobbins was one of the summer's fast risers up the rankings. He also came to a fast decision for Oklahoma State after a quick courtship.
Oklahoma State was a little late to the recruitment of Cobbins, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Amarillo (Texas) Palo Duro High School, but once they got him on campus for their elite camp, they took over the lead in his recruitment.
"I went to the elite camp and they called me and some other players out to do some individual workouts," said Cobbins. "After that I talked with Coach Ford and the players, and saw how family oriented the program is. I made a huge connection with the players and coaches."
This Labor Day weekend Cobbins visited Oklahoma State for what was supposed to be the first of five official visits. This second experience on the Oklahoma State campus convinced Cobbins that Oklahoma State was the place for him.
"The second time I came to campus, it felt like home," he said. "I was comfortable and new this was where I needed to be."
Georgia Tech, Memphis, Missouri and Oklahoma were the other schools scheduled to host Cobbins on a visit, but Cobbins new it was likely he would be a Cowboy sooner or later.
"I was thinking of committing going into the visit," he said. "I just didn't think it would be this weekend. After the way I felt on this visit, I knew there was no reason to take the other visits."
Cobbins, who missed most of July with a knee injury, is recovering well and expected to be at full speed October 1.
He is the No. 38 ranked prospect in the Rivals150 and joins four-star wings Brian Williams and Markel Brown in the Oklahoma State 2010 recruiting class.
Michael Cobbins scouting report:
Long and athletic, Cobbins is a rapidly developing combo forward. The lefty has a feel for handling and passing the basketball and has a soft touch out to the arc. Defensively, he is effective in both the post and the perimeter. His versatility is his greatest asset.
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