January 22, 2022
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Diamond in the Rough: Dallas Cobb

Dallas Cobb is an offensive lineman out of Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dallas measures at 6’5 265 lbs and is a physical force along the OL. He explodes off the ball and gets good hand placement on defensive lineman. His frame assists him greatly in pass blocking, as he is able to control defenders and take them out of plays with a combination of strength, length, and technique. Aside from football, Dallas maintains high standards in the classroom with a 3.2 GPA and a score of 21 on the ACT. Dallas eyes greatness and is committed to chasing his dreams through hardwork.

When did you start playing football and what are some things that stood out to you about the sport?

I started playing when I was 6 years old with a pewee team in Prairieville. I liked being on the team, seeing the progress we made, we started winning, and I ended up falling in love with the game.

In what ways have you developed as a player from your freshman year until now?

I feel like I’ve gotten much stronger. My freshman year, I was kind of just going through the motions. Now everything’s starting to click and I’m coming along as a player.

Are you strongest in run or pass blocking?

I prefer pass blocking. I have long arms which allows me the advantage to place the defender where I want him to be and hold my block.

Walk me through what’s going through your mind when it’s a tough game and you have to just keep grinding play after play?

I’m thinking my objective is to move this guy wherever I want him to go and to not let him be the one that makes the play.

What has been your most exciting memory from High School football so far?

Over this past season, the Dunham game was really fun. We struggled most of the first half and went down 14-3 at halftime. The second half was a dog fight, but we ended up winning 18-14.

What are some of the team’s goals for this upcoming season? Personal goals?

As a team, we want to first focus on winning district, and eventually we want to win the state championship. For myself, I want to make sure that no one beats me. I want to get into the best shape physically and mentally in order to take on any opponent this year.

What does an offseason for Dallas Cobb look like?

I work out every morning with my team at school and that’s just straight weights. After school, I’ll work out and get reps with my teammate DeSanto Rollins. He’s committed to Ole Miss and graduates this coming year as well.

Who are your biggest motivators for playing the game you love today?

Growing up, both of my brothers played. Seeing them play made me want to follow in their footsteps and be just like them.

Past or present, NFL or collegiately, what players do you watch and try to copy their style of play?

Andrew Whitworth and Austin Deculus. Andrew is a technician. He has great footwork, hand placement, and he’s a big guy. I like how Austin plays. He possesses those same qualities, plays physical, and is just a good player to model your game after.

Any lessons that the game of football has instilled in you that will last forever?

Nothing comes easy and you have to work for what you want. Teamwork makes the dream work, kind of like how the OL has to work together. Everyone working together is always good and when that happens, you can have success.

What do you hope your teammates and coaches say about you after you’re done playing at Parkview Baptist?

That I was a team player, I struggled through adversity, never stopped working, and did everything possible for the team.