While Northwestern didn't get the result the Wildcats hoped for on Wednesday against Butler, the future looks brighter today as JerShon Cobb officially committed to Northwestern on Thursday.
JerShon is a four-star combo guard that's ranked 90th in the class of 2010 by Rivals.com. He verbally committed to the Wildcats about two months ago, but his signing wasn't announced on the first official day of the signing period due to a mix-up in paperwork.
Cobb is a 6'5" shooting guard from Decatur, GA. He plays for Columbia High School, the top ranked team in Georgia AAA. Cobb plays on the Atlanta Express AAU squad.
Scouts Inc. rates Cobb as an 88 overall prospect and noted that he "plays with a lot of savvy and has deceptive quickness off the dribble." Cobb's intelligence on the court is also praised by Scout Inc. Intelligence is an excellent quality common of many Northwestern recruits.
Getting a player of this caliber is great for the Wildcats.
Assistant coach Tavaras Hardy has worked very hard in getting Northwestern an inside edge in the Peach State - a hot bed of basketball talent. Hardy was in charge of recruiting Cobb and he's also chasing after Dai-Jon Parker and Julian Royal. The fact that the Wildcats are attempting to get top talent to come to Evanston, and recruit against schools with a rich basketball tradition like North Carolina, UCLA, Texas, Georgia and Georgia Tech, is a great sign. Even better is that Northwestern was able to sign Cobb even though he had interest from schools like Boston College, Auburn and South Florida.
This is a good start in building for Northwestern's future.