Trajon Cotton (Brandon Huffman)

Checking in on Trajon Cotton

Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum defensive back Trajon Cotton has two more January trips before it's decision time.

Trajon Cotton is one of the more versatile defensive backs out West.

Cotton has the versatility to play corner or safety and just makes plays wherever he's at. He even played quarterback this past season and had 1,900 all purpose yards and 20 touchdowns to go with 63 tackles and five picks on defense.

He's an aggressive kid who covers a lot of ground and is very rangy. He has long arms, an athletic frame and can make a play on the ball. He's going to fill out and we think he probably projects best at free safety with plus corner skills for the position.  

On the recruiting front, Cotton has taken official visits to ColoradoNebraska and Oregon and will check out Oregon State on (Jan. 13). 

"I want to take that last visit too but I don't have anything set yet," Cotton said. "I'm still looking at  Illinois  and  Wyoming wants me to visit as well so we'll see what happens. Right now, I'm excited to see Oregon State, they have been recruiting me hard for a while and then I'll have a tough decision to make."

Former CU defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is now at Oregon and he didn't waste any time reaching out to Cotton.

"The second day he was at Oregon he texted me and said, 'I want you here! I like Coach Leavitt a lot, we're close so that's big for Oregon. I'm still hearing from Colorado too and just waiting to see what hires they make there but those are the two that are recruiting me the hardest.

"I haven't heard from Nebraska since they got a new DB coach so I'm focusing on the other schools that are making me a priority right now. Like I said, I just want to go through the process and then sit back and evaluate all my options."

Cotton took his official visit to Colorado in mid-October, the weekend of the Buffaloes' win over Arizona State. He said he "loved every second" of the trip to Boulder.

"What stood out to me is how everyone is so tight and family," Cotton said of Colorado. "The facilities are top notch, the game atmosphere was crazy. They were storming the field after the game. They have a great fan base."

To see Cotton in action from earlier this year, check out his senior highlights below:

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