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Trey Cobb is Sacrificing for the Team

By Barry Every
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Last year he led the Gators in sacks despite missing two games with a minor injury.

Coach Franklin Stephens and his Ware County football squad captured the Region Title, but made an early exit from the playoffs falling 42-13 to eventual GHSA-AAAAA State Champion Rome. The Gators have gone to the quarterfinals or beyond in five of the last seven seasons, so last year was a bitter pill to swallow.

Gator faithful don’t fret your hometown team returns several stars that could lead the school, on the banks of the Okefenokee, to the promise land. One of those impact players is defensive end Trey Cobb. Last year he led the Gators in sacks despite missing two games with a minor injury. As a matter of fact he will be a three-year starter which translates to on-the-field leadership and serious game experience.

“Trey is a great representative of our program,” Stephens said. “His dependability, commitment and worth ethic have really facilitated his development as a student-athlete. Trey is very unselfish and through the years has modeled the attitude that a lot of athletes are missing in today’s game.”

Cobb currently has offers from Southern Miss and Troy. He is also receiving strong interest from Central Michigan, Georgia Southern, Georgia State and Wofford. But the school he would really like to hear from is Florida State.

“Florida State always been my dream school,” Cobb said. “I know for a fact that I will be attending their 7-on-7 Camp this summer as well as Georgia’s 7-on-7 Camp.”

One thing college coaches will not have to worry about this 6-foot-2, 210 outside linebacker prospect are his grades. Cobb has a 2.5 GPA and scored a 1,050 on the SAT.

He has been fairly busy this spring making stops last month to Georgia Southern and Georgia State while hitting Troy this past weekend.

“Yeah, I really liked Troy’s campus, they are building a lot of new stuff all over, and the atmosphere with the coaching staff is electric. Coach Vic Koenning is doing a great job keeping in touch with me and just seeing how I am doing.”

Football is #1 in Waycross and Trey Cobb knows how important it is to his teammates, classmates and the entire community.

“One thing I can always continue to work on is being a better leader,” Cobb said. “I have to take control out on the football field in tough situations, when it’s time to make big plays you just have to dig deep and make them.”

One place you can catch Cobb this spring is as a member of the Ware County Track and Field team. He competes in the shot and is currently ranked fifth in GHSA-AAAAA in the discus. Not bad for his first year on the squad. You can catch him on the gridiron on May, 12 as the Gators host Burke County for their spring game.

“Although he has received offers, Trey has sacrificed for the team playing out of position at defensive end,” Stephens said. “His natural position is linebacker and our program can’t get enough Trey Cobb’s within it.”

Sometimes college coaches struggle evaluating defensive ends as potential linebackers. That being said elite pass rushers with the length and athleticism to excel on special teams are always in high demand. Look for Cobb’s stock to rise once recruiters finally lay eyes on him. If Coach Stephens gives the young man two thumbs up everyone should take heed.