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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 QB Kaden Cobb Impressed with Tommy Rees

January 30, 2020

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has hit the recruiting trail hard in recent weeks and one stop was in Oak Park (Ill.) to see Fenwick quarterback Kaden Cobb‍. 

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder had been to Notre Dame twice since June and was excited to know Rees was in the building. 

"It meant a lot," stated Cobb. "A school like Notre Dame and a coach like Coach Rees coming in to check on me multiple times is a big thing. Him coming to see me throw means a lot. I'm really looking forward to the future with that relationship."

Cobb, who camped in South Bend, has worked with Rees and has already started to form a close relationship, but also has seen why Rees can be a great recruiter.

"He comes off as a coach who seems perfect," said Cobb. "At first, it was nerve-racking. It's like he's already my quarterback coach even though I haven't committed. 

"I feel he's a really cool dude and I can really relate to him. He comes off as chill, but wants to get the job done. I respect a lot of stuff he's doing." 

Cobb is patiently waiting for his first offer, but the halls of Fenwick have been filled with college coaches over the last few weeks.

"Indiana and Purdue came in to check on me," Cobb said. "I'll be at Iowa on March 1st. I'll be at Michigan State. Michigan and Northwestern have come in too." 

The Fenwick star will be back at Notre Dame this spring for practice and it's safe to say expectations will be high.

"I've went to the quarterback camp in the summer and then I came back for a game day visit when they played USC," explained Cobb.

"I don't think we've seen anything like it. It was unbelievable and it was the best game I've seen from an NFL and college standpoint. Notre Dame is a place I've dreamed of playing at - it was probably the best experience I've had at a college." 

When it comes to his game, the lefty prides himself in staying in the pocket and using his big arm to make plays down the field.

"Right now, I think my game is mainly in the pocket, making reads and the checkdowns," said Cobb. "I'm not really looking to run a lot. I probably scrambled six or seven times this year. I don't look to run, but I look to throw. 

"I'm listed as a dual-threat - I can run, but that's not my goal when I get the snap. I'm looking all around to read the defense and excel in throwing and making the difficult throws. I personally have a lot of improvements to work on and I'm working on the little stuff with my quarterback coach." 

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