Seton Hall offers Kansas State decommit Eric Cobb

Power forward Eric Cobb decommitted from Kansas State on Sunday and has been offered by Seton Hall, VCU and South Carolina in the two days since.

Just when you thought Seton Hall was cornered into choosing between junior college and immediately eligible transfers to add to their frontcourt depth next season, a Class of 2015 option has emerged.

It has been reported that Cobb met with the staff of VCU and South Carolina today and it looks like Seton Hall was also at Maryland’s St. Frances Academy on Tuesday, where the Florida native played this past season. James Madison, Temple, UMass and UNC-Greensboro have also reached out to Cobb.

A 6-foot-8/9 power forward, Eric Cobb committed to Kansas State in February while holding offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State. The recent exodus of scholarship players and commits from Bruce Weber’s program, including starting point guard Jevon Thomas, who visited Seton Hall yesterday, must have provoked Cobb into backing out of his commitment on Sunday.

Seton Hall’s interest in Cobb is intriguing as a commitment would add a second power forward to their 2015 recruiting class, joining recently signed Myles Carter, and would likely mean that Fresno State transfer Braeden Anderson and junior college transfer Ray Kasongo are no longer options; at the moment, the Hall has just one more scholarship to work with for next season.

Kasongo visited Mississippi State’s spring football game this past weekend with his parents (they are thought to be a favorite) and is expected to visit Tennessee next weekend. Anderson is expected to visit Seton Hall this week, but I haven’t been able to confirm a date.