Penn State sure is leaning on Lackawanna College to fill in some gaps on the football field.
Outside linebacker Zymir Cobbs, a former Imhotep Charter star who was a freshman on the Falcons team that played this spring, announced via his social media accounts that he committed to Penn State.
Excited to Announce I’ll be continuing my Education and Football career at Penn State University! So grateful for the opportunity, thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point! #WeAre🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/YGDyoWmu4t
— Z.Cobbs (@zymircobbs_) June 10, 2021
Cobbs confirmed to The Times-Tribune that he’ll have four seasons of eligibility to spend at Penn State, and that he’ll be arriving on campus by the end of June.
Here’s some good video of Cobbs from his high school days.
Here’s some more from this spring with Lackawanna.
Lackawanna was excited about Cobbs last fall, but the season got postponed, and they were able to play just two games in the spring. He got into one of them, registering a tackle.
He is an interesting prospect, though. He has good size, at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, and he has played that outside linebacker/defensive end spot in the past, which gives him some good versatility.
Cobbs also continues the pipeline between Scranton and Happy Valley that only looks to be getting stronger.
In the fall, Penn State will have four scholarship players — safeties Jaquan Brisker and Ji’Ayir Brown, guard Anthony Whigan and receiver Norval Black — along with Cobbs and punter Bradley King out of Lackawanna. Falcons safety Tyrece Mills, who is considered one of the most gifted junior college prospects in the nation, has already committed to join Penn State’s 2022 recruiting class, and the Nittany Lions have recently offered 6-foot-6, 310-pound Falcons tackle J.B. Nelson a scholarship.
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT