Bateman Reels In Two More Offers

Cottonwood HS QB Cooper Bateman (Salt Lake City, UT) is one of the top 2013 QBs out West and continues to reel in offers as Florida and Colorado have become the latest schools to put an offer on the table. That brings his total up to eight, but the talented QB says he's still wide open. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about those two new offers and his recruitment thus far.

Cottonwood HS QB Cooper Bateman (Salt Lake City, UT) is one of the top 2013 QBs out West and continues to reel in offers as Florida and Colorado have become the latest schools to put an offer on the table. That brings his total up to eight, but the talented QB says he's still wide open.

"I got the offer from Florida last night," he said. "Coach Pease offered me. He came to watch me play the last game of the season and I'm sure that obviously helped."

"It's the SEC and that's huge," he stated. "That's about as big as it gets in college football. It's a good ways away, but I'm not set on playing in-state or anything yet. Florida is right up there with all the rest right now."

"Colorado also offered this afternoon," said Bateman. "Their QB Coach wanted to keep it brief, but told me he wanted to formally extend an offer to me. I was ecstatic about that. I know they run a pro-style offense there and it's the Pac-12. That's big."

The talented QB has received a number of handwritten letters and says those are extra special. It appears that Utah has sent him the most, but Boise State would be a close second.

"Utah has probably sent me the most," he said. "I'd say I've probably gotten at least nine or ten from Boise State. I think I've gotten three from Coach Petersen and then six or seven from other members of the staff."

"That's just Boise," he said. "Their whole staff is awesome. They're just showing that they want me."

"There's nothing like receiving a handwritten letter," said Bateman. "Getting other mail is great, but opening up a handwritten letter really means a lot."

Bateman says he'll take a few unofficial visits this spring and would still like to make a verbal commitment before his senior season.

"My parents were actually on the phone with my coaches talking about that today," he said. "I'm not sure specifically what schools I'll visit, but I'll definitely get out this spring and check-out a few."

"Talking to my family, we'd like to get it out of the way before our senior season," said Bateman. "I don't want any distractions or anything like that. If it goes according to plan, I'll have my decision around that time."

The educational aspect and the "feel" of the campus will be big for Cooper Bateman.

"The education standpoint will be big. When I decide what I want to major in it'll play a role in my decision," he said. "Also, the living conditions and the campus feel will be big since you want to feel comfortable with everything. The facilities and coaching staff will be important too."

The main goal for Bateman right now is to qualify for the Elite 11 competition.

"Making the Elite 11 will be one of my main goals," he said. "I'll be participating at the qualifying competitions," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cooper Bateman.




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