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Winning State Changed Everything

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While interviewing Parrish Cobb, so many memories came flashing back as I asked about his experience in The Semper Fidelis All American Bowl. “Being selected was a great feeling, almost unexplainable.”  Cobb said it made a huge impact in his life and that it changed his prospect on the way he sees life now. Cobb is ranked 12th in his position, and he said it was because of his overall football talent. Although, Cobb also stated that it takes more than talent to be able to achieve and get as far as he has. “It takes leadership qualities, and most importantly your academic grades must be good.” Playing with a new team was different to Parrish. “You need to learn how to get along with others; I only knew a couple people there. I had to adapt quickly. It was different but after a while I got comfortable with the guys.” The game was located in Los Angeles, California, and Parrish was chosen from two of the three All-American games.

He was selected for the Army All-American game, which was located in San Antonio.  The other game was in the Semper Fidelis, located in LA, California. Parrish chose California because he wanted to try something new, and get out of his comfort zone. Even though his team didn’t win, the experience gained from this was amazing. He said he got more knowledge on his position. “I was tested and worked past my limits.”  Cobb said they did more than just go play a game. They also did community service at a local elementary school. They had stations outside and played different games like “Sargent Says” and Tug of War. Cobb said it was still more than that. “It is more than a game, it’s about what they represent. Semper Fidelis means always faithful, and what I learned there changed my perspective on life.”

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