Cobi Hamilton's House Party

Cobi Hamilton

In his weekly recruiting column, Dudley E. Dawson catches up with Texas High WR Cobi Hamilton (6-3, 200). This story is sponsored by the Arkansas Toyota Dealers. It's free and so is a special offer to attend a Razorback event. Click on the Arkansas Toyota banner for details.




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Just call it Cobi Hamilton's House Party.

Might as well since college head coaches have been coming through the record-setting Texas High wideout's abode all week.

University of Arkansas assistant Bobby Allen will be getting his time on the couch on Wednesday – following in coaches from Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Baylor and TCU on Monday and Tuesday and ahead of a visitor from Kansas on Thursday.

"Coach Allen is coming down on Wednesday after he goes and sees the Caddo Mills kid (UA defensive end commit Ryan Calendar)," Hamilton said. "I'll get through all these home visits and then sit down with (Texas High head) Coach (Barry Norton) and see how we want to move ahead. I am suppose to go to Kansas this weekend with my teammate Jacolby Thomas, but I don't know if I will go through with it. We'll just see what happens after we talk."

Hamilton (6-3, 200, 4.5) says that Arkansas (Jan. 7-9), Oklahoma State (Jan. 14-16) and Missouri headline his list of possible official visits.

"We'll just see," Hamilton said.

All three of those schools were involved in exciting games over the weekend beginning with Arkansas' 31-30 win over LSU in Little Rock on Friday.

While Hamilton – whose parents both graduated from Arkansas is who doesn't try to hide the fact that he is a fan of the Razorbacks - wasn't able to watch it live, he was being constantly updated by friends and devoured the highlights later.

"I was actually at the Texas state championships, but people were calling me and texting me about how well D.J. (Arkansas freshmen Dennis Johnson) was doing and how they were coming back," Hamilton said. "And I talked to (former Texas High quarterback and current Razorback) Ryan Mallett it was over with.

"It was a great win for us," Hamilton said in referring to Arkansas. "It just shows that there are a lot of great young players there and that they never gave up. It's certainly something I can see myself being a part of. I really like those coaches and players there and it would be fun to catch passes from Ryan again. I really think he is going to be one of the best quarterbacks in college next season."

Kansas followed with a 40-37 upset of Missouri in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon – another game he caught on the highlights – and Hamilton then went on an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

Oklahoma downed the Cowboys 61-41 in a high-powered offensive showdown in what is referred to as Bedlam.

"I had a nice visit and both teams really played well, especially on offense," Hamilton said. "It was a like a 3-point game there until late when Oklahoma added a couple of touchdowns."

Hamilton is coming off a senior season where he caught 64 passes for nearly 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns, which gave him the school's career record of 14.

"I think anytime you catch passes for over 1,000 yards you've had a pretty good year so I am happy with that," Hamilton said. "I'm also really happy to have the school record."

Texas High finished the season 9-2 with a 35-10 loss to Waco Midway.

"We got beat by two teams (Longview and Midway) that are very good and have chances to win it all," Hamilton said. "I would have liked to go deeper in the playoffs, but I think we came out and played hard every night."

Hamilton knows there are several Razorback fans who would like him to end the process quickly and commit to Arkansas.

"We'll just get through this week and see how things go," Hamilton said. "Everybody knows I love the Razorbacks and I would love to start catching passes from Ryan again."


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