Fairfield Scores with Cobb

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, March 30th, 2015

Fairfield Scores with Cobb

Fairfield scored just the 11th hour recruiting victory they were looking for on Sunday when Wilbraham & Monson Academy guard Curtis Cobb committed to the Stags.

Cobb, who ran with the Mass Rivals on the grassroots level, had been heavily recruited throughout the last two years. It was just two summers ago that he landed offers from Providence and Connecticut while it was programs like Butler and Wake Forest that were on him this fall.

Fairfield wouldn't be deterred though as assistant coach Tyson Wheeler has pursued Cobb hard for the last eight months and that patience paid off on Sunday as they land a high level talent capable of making an immediate impact in the MAAC.

"Curtis loves the school and is very excited to be coached by Coach Johnson," Wilbraham & Monson head coach Mike Mannix said. "Coach Wheeler did a great job recruiting him."

While Cobb is perhaps best known for his ability to shoot the ball from behind the three-point line, he's a highly versatile scorer who can put points on the board in a variety of ways. He's especially smooth in the open floor, improved his ball-handling ability to the point where he even played some point guard during his senior season and also has a high level mid-range game.

He joins former Central Catholic star Tyler Nelson, who was one of the top freshmen in the MAAC this season, to form a young and talented backcourt for the Stags.

Cobb also joins Derick Newton (Stetson) to become the second Wilbraham & Monson product to commit to a division I school and Jalen Adams (Connecticut), Josh Sharma (Stanford), Pat Benzan (Holy Cross) and Marcel Pettway (Bryant) to become the 5th member of the Mass Rivals 2015 class to commit to a division I school.