As a freshman, Cottrill averaged 25 points a game and led the 2A class in scoring. His commitment means no less than a dozen members of the Class of 2010 have made early decisions.
Cottrill, a heady guard, said he'll have no issues remaining motivated during the next three seasons of high school basketball. Cottrill understands the responsibilities that come with performing at a high level.
"I'm going to WVU," Cottrill said. "I've verballed as a rising sophomore. People have high expectations. What keeps me motivated would be to go there as a freshman and make a huge impact, be a good role model for kids. I need to do that and I want to do that."
Cottrill's father played football for the Mountaineers and now his son will follow the same lineage through Morgantown. "I've been everywhere but West Virginia seems the most home. I wanted to stay in-state and reach some goals."