By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
Football has been Jalen Cobbs’ passion since he was around 10 years old and playing in the park league, his mom said.
Cobbs on Wednesday signed to play football with Northeast Mississippi Community College on National Signing Day.
Cobbs, who played running back at Corinth, said it feels great that his hard work paid off. He plans to studying engineering at Northeast and later attend a four-year school.
Cobbs’ mom, Latoya, said she and Jalen’s dad are proud of their son for getting the scholarship. She plans to attend the home and away games to watch her son play football for Northeast.
Corinth High School Head football coach Todd Lowery said, “We are very proud Jalen. He’s worked hard to get to the point he’s at.”
This is a great opportunity for Cobbs to further his football career, said Lowery, adding that Cobbs is a “leader.”
Cobbs was the first one to arrive for workouts and the last to leave practice, Lowery said. He is also a strong academic with good grades, Lowery added. Cobbs studied football film to better himself and his team, Lowery said.
“He’s got a bright future,” Lowery said. “You couldn’t ask for a better kid.”
The signing ceremony took place in the Corinth High School Library in front of family, coaches and other football players.