Despite having his summer derailed by a knee injury in early July, Michael Cobbins had already established himself as one of the top forwards in the 2010 class. Five schools are scheduled to host him on official visits, with another getting an unofficial visit.
According to Cobbins' travel team coach Ross Romero of the New Mexico Force, Cobbins will start off with a visit to Oklahoma State September 5, then Missouri on September 19, Memphis October 3, Oklahoma October 10 and Georgia Tech October 17.
Marquette is the sixth school in the mix and might receive an unofficial visit.
A commitment could occur during the process, but the plan is for Cobbins, 6-foot-8, 215-pounds from Amarillo (Texas) Palo Duro High School, to take all five official visits.
"All along he and his family have said they want to take all five visits," said Romero. "But you never know. If they get blown away on a visit, he might commit.
"You never do know. Just over a week ago Oklahoma wasn't even in the picture, and now they are getting an official visit."
Romero also noted that Georgia Tech has been recruiting Cobbins the longest and that Memphis has come on strong here of late. Nonetheless, this recruitment is a difficult one to handicap.
Cobbins, the No. 38 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game as a junior.
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.