Auburn football’s best offensive recruit Jeremiah Cobb signs letter of intent
Auburn’s future running back became official on Wednesday. Jeremiah Cobb, the Tigers’ top offensive rookie in the Class of 2023, has signed his national letter of intent.
Auburn’s 21 high school commitments have now been signed, finalizing a group ranked 17th overall on the 247Sports Composite. While new head coach Hugh Freeze was active in late December adding transfers and knocking others down, Cobb’s staying in class even at his toughest times provided the Tigers with another offseason victory.
“He’s so versatile,” Johnson told AL.com’s Ben Thomas when Cobb signed on last July. “You can throw it to him out of the backfield. It’s a 3-try fullback. You can do so many different things with it. You can play him in the kicking game, as a punt returner. You can even slap it on him and let him throw it.
Cobb scored 90 touchdowns as a high schooler for Montgomery Catholic and rushed for 6,567 yards rushing. He was a focal point of the Knights offense for years, earning the ASWA All-State Honor three times. Cobb helped lead a run at the AHSAA Class 3A State Championship in 2020.
His signing has been delayed due to school rules, head coach Kirk Johnson confirmed Jan. 20. Catholic doesn’t let students graduate in the winter, so Cobb and his teammates signed their NLIs together in the school gymnasium. Three-star tight end Josh Palmer signed with Vanderbilt at the event.
Cobb will join USF transfer Brian Battie in the backfield next season along with Jarquez Hunter and Damari Alston. The addition of Cobb continued an active day for Auburn athletics. Freeze signed his first commitment in 2025 with defensive lineman Malik Autry from Opelika and defensive back 2024 Jayden Lewis from Anniston. Bruce Pearl also got a verbal commitment from a five-star point guard to the men’s basketball program.
“(Cadillac Williams) called me when he got held up and said he was staying and everything was fine,” Cobb said in December. “It really excited me. I’m delighted to have a trainer who can give me a better back.
Nick Alvarez is a reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @nick_a_alvarez or email him at [email protected].