Size: 5-foot-11, 211 pounds
Hometown: Killeen, Texas
School: Ellison (5A)
Position: Running Back
As a senior, Cobb rushed for more than 1,400 yards and scored 17 touchdowns while earning All District 12-5A honors. For his career at Ellison, Cobb ran for 2,946 yards and 35 scores.
Coach Kill's Signing Day Evaluation:
"David is a great get for us. 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."
Getting to Know David Cobb
Looking back, would you change anything about the recruiting process?
"Nothing at all."
What was your favorite part about the recruiting process and what was the worst?
"My favorite part was going to see several different schools. My least favorite was making the decisions and long drives."
Why did you end up picking Minnesota?
"Coach Kill and his staff make you feel at home."
What are your goals as a freshman?
"To play as a freshman."
Who are rooming with?
"Marcus Jones, Steven Montgomery and Derrick Wells."
What have been your impressions of the new coaching staff?
"I like how the want the best out of all their players. They really push you from what I can tell."
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
"I talk to my family before I play."
What are your favorite movies?
"Remember the Titans and LIFE."
What is some of your favorite music to listen to?
"I like a mixture of all but mainly hip-hop."
What are three things you can't live without?
"God, family and football."
What's your favorite non-football hobby?
"Playing the piano."
University of Minnesota Athletic Communications contributed to this story.