Cotton Getting 2 Letters a Day from Blackwell

Quentin Cotton, who is rated as one of the top linebackers in North Carolina by TheInsiders, continues to wait on offers from several schools of interest. CUTigers.com caught up with the impressive linebacker today and we've got the latest on his offer list and his new top 4.

LB Quentin Cotton
6-4, 220
Glenn High School
Kernersville, North Carolina

The 6-4, 220 pound prospect is transferring from T Wingate Andrews to Glenn High School. Cotton is moving for academic reasons, but it certainly doesn't hurt that his former head coach and defensive coordinator are also moving to Glenn.

Last season Cotton was teammates with Mario Melton who is also being heavily recruited at Andrews. Do the former teammates and good friends plan to play together again at the collegiate level? "Maybe, we talk about it some time. I'll probably talk to him a lot during the season."

Cotton's current offer list includes Wake Forest, Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland, Duke, East Carolina and Morgan State, but he is also receiving strong interest from Virginia among others. "My top 4 are Wake, Maryland, Clemson and North Carolina," said Cotton.

Wake Forest is the leader at this point but that could change if NC State or any of the Florida schools offer. "If I stay in-state it will probably be Wake. I haven't been thinking about State as much lately since they haven't offered. If I don't stay in-state I will probably go somewhere south of the border."

Coach O'Cain is recruiting the prize recruit for the Tigers and the two met last weekend at the Division 1 camp in Charlotte. "He asked me if I'd been getting the mail," said Cotton. Coach Blackwell is also making an impression on the outstanding linebacker. "I get 2 letters a day from Coach Blackwell," stated Cotton. The talented prospect had planned to attend the one-day camp at Clemson in June but his mother was sick.

Don't expect an early decision as Cotton plans to take his visits before making a commitment. "I'm going to take my visits so I choose carefully. Then I will sit down with coach and parents and see how things go."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding linebacker from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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