Volunteers Host Kotopka

Tennessee hosted a big, talented quarterback from Illinois in Plainfield East's Cole Kotopka over the weekend. He talks about his interest in and from the Volunteers here.

Cole Kotopka is currently waiting for his first offer but with his size (6'5, 230) and ability he shows on tape, there are many colleges monitoring him closely including Tennessee, who he visited last weekend.

"It was amazing," he said. "A teammate of mine came with me. He's a big Tennessee fan and he was bragging about how they have the nicest facilities and everything. I thought he was over-exaggerating because he's a big fan, but he wasn't. Their facilities were amazing."

Not only did Kotopka get to check out the facilities, but he also took in a spring practice.

"The atmosphere of the practice was on a whole 'nother level. I thought our practices in high school were up-tempo."

Then he spoke to the staff, who let him know exactly where he stands and what he may have to do next to move closer to an offer.

"They've watched my film. They said they liked it a lot and they invited me down June 7th for their quarterbacks camp, which is more of a one on one thing, we'll break down some film and see how I think football."

Kotopka does not have any further visits set but does have an idea of a couple programs he wants to see soon.

"I'll probably make it up to Northern Illinois again and my coach told me Marshall is looking at my film and they're pretty interested. I might get up there. I have family that lives about 45 minutes away from there and I want to get up there and see their campus and stuff."

Kotopka is also hearing from Central Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.

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