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Kentucky’s home game with Vanderbilt on Saturday will be the last for 15 Wildcats seniors. It also could be the last time junior Randall Cobb suits up at Commonwealth Stadium.
Cobb said after Tuesday’s practice that he will weigh his NFL Draft options after the season and decide whether to return to UK for his senior season.
UK Coach Joker Phillips said he’d allow Cobb to be honored duringSenior Day festivities if he wishes, but added that Cobb so far had given him no indication that he planned on participating.
“He’s got to tell us,” Phillips said. “I’m not going to bring it up.”
Cobb taking part in Senior Day festivities seems unlikely, as he said he planned on submitting his name for an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December before deciding whether to turn pro.
“I plan to put my name out there and see what’s being said,” Cobb said. “I’ll check it out. It’s a process. It’s something where I’m going to have to wait and see.”
Cobb said he’s torn between looking toward his future and returning in 2011 to try and bolster the fortunes of the UK program.
“It’s hard,” he said. “It’s going to be one of the hardest decisions I’ll make. There’s a lot that I still want to accomplish. There’s still a lot that I’ve set my mind for to try and do for this program. We haven’t made all the expectations I planned on, but we have done a lot the past three years I’ve been here. There’s a lot that’s going to weigh into the decision.”