Kobe Black narrows list, sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett11/29/23

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Four-star cornerback Kobe Black of Waco (TX) Connally High will announce his commitment on December 13th.

The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder is down to the following: Texas, LSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Texas A&M.

Breaking down the finalists

Kobe Black broke down what stood out about each school

Texas- They stayed on me during my whole recruitment and showed me I was a priority for them. 

LSU- They’re DBU and I feel like I have a great relationship with the coaches.

Oklahoma state- They show I’m a top priority and always talk to me and just make me feel really wanted.

Oregon- They always keep it 100 with me and never lie. They just make me seem like a top priority. 

Texas A&M – Even after the coaches change, they stayed on me during the whole process so it shows a lot.

Scouting Summary

On3’s Scouting and Rankings team writes this about him as a prospect:

“Big-bodied defensive back with coverage instincts and ball skills. More filled out than most of his highly-rated peers at the position. Checked in at 6-foot-1 and around 185 pounds prior to his senior season. Has plus length for the position with a wing-span over 6-foot-7. Works as an outside corner on Friday nights. Instinctive in coverage. Reads and jumps routes. Technically sound in coverage relative to this stage. Smooth in his movements. Has the length, size and strength to reroute receivers at the line. Projects as a plus run defender. Shows ball skills and made plays on the ball as a junior with 9 pass breakups and 2 interceptions. Also lined up at wide receiver for Waco Connally where he showed playmaking skills and overall coordination. Tracks the football over his shoulder and comes down with high-point grabs in traffic. Not an overly twitchy athlete relative to most high-end cornerback prospects. Quicker than fast. Could also project at safety long-term given his strengths and physical skill set. Also plays basketball and runs track. Very young for the cycle with a late June birthday.”

Kobe Black Recruiting Profile

Black ranks as the No. 42 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 4 cornerback and the No. 10 player in the state of Texas.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $164K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.