Cobb was a versatile playmaker during La Vega’s championship run last season. The defensive back played offense, defense and special teams for the Pirates.

Staff photo— Rod Aydelotte, file

Parrish Cobb will be a Sooner after all.

The La Vega graduate pledged his services to Oklahoma Friday, a little more than a week after Baylor released he and four other incoming recruits from their scholarships. Cobb had originally committed to Oklahoma last fall, but changed his mind before signing day and inked with the hometown Bears.

However, in the aftermath of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor that cost head coach Art Briles his job, Cobb wanted out of his scholarship.

Cobb blanketed the field as a lock-down cornerback last season for La Vega, which won the program’s first state championship. He amassed 60 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and four interceptions while winning Tribune-Herald Super Centex Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Oklahoma could have an opening for playing time in its secondary after cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested Thursday morning on public intoxication and assault charges. Thomas was a second-team All-Big 12 performer for the Sooners in 2015 as a sophomore, but twice missed game action because of disciplinary punishment.

Among the players granted their release by Baylor, defensive end Brandon Bowen is the only one who hasn’t yet made his college choice known.

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