Recruiting Update: QB Raymond Cotton

Read the latest regarding Auburn quarterback commitment Raymond Cotton.

Ft. Meade, Md.--With the firing of Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin on Wednesday, one of the question marks since that time has surrounded the commitment of four-star quarterback Raymond Cotton. One of Auburn's earliest commitments, Cotton has been stellar this season at Ft. Meade after transferring from Faith Academy in Mobile.

While there are plenty of questions still left for Cotton, his father tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that he expects those to be cleared up this weekend when Tommy Tuberville makes a visit to see Raymond play in person.

"At this point, he is still committed to Auburn," Raymond Cotton Sr. says. "We're just watching it very closely and seeing how it is going to shake out. Coach Tuberville and those guys are coming up Friday to watch him play. That's going to have a lot to do with his final decision."

Even though there are questions for Cotton, his initial decision to choose the Auburn Tigers is one his father says he feels like is still a strong one because of a bond that has already been established.

"He's definitely still committed to Auburn," Cotton Sr. says. "Ultimately my job as a parent is to make sure he's got the information he needs to make as an informed a decision as he can. Ultimately it's his decision and I hope he makes the right decision for himself.

"He likes the campus at Auburn," he adds. "He likes more about what's going on down there than just football. He likes the campus. He likes the area. He likes the people down there. They've shown him a lot of love. That's where we stand right now."

Because of the goings on this week Cotton Sr. says he's tried to keep his son focused on finishing his season strong and trying to get his team into the playoffs. A 1-9 team last season, they are currently 2-4 after losing several tough games in a row. The last came by one point after building a 20-0 lead. Cotton threw for almost 250 yards with two touchdowns and also added a rushing score.

"I really don't want him thinking about a whole lot," Cotton Sr. says. "I want him to get better on the football field and to keep working hard to get his team better. Come Friday I'm sure a lot of questions will be answered at that time."


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