Cotton Has Many Suitors

Former Northwestern Wildcat commit Sean Cotton had to reopen his recruitment when he was informed by the NU admissions office that his ACT wasn't high enough to get into the prestigious university. There are now a number of schools vying for the 6-foot-2, 195-pound uncommitted safety prospect from Melrose Park, Ill.

"Recruiting is going very well," Cotton said. "I'm hearing from Western Michigan, Purdue, Illinois, Illinois State, Central Michigan, Toledo, Indiana and Minnesota."

Cotton is currently holding offers from Western Michigan and Minnesota. While Cotton's offer from the Gophers was handed out by former head coach Tim Brewster and his staff he may become a target of new head coach Jerry Kill.

The new Minnesota head coach hasn't contacted Cotton since his arrival in the Twin Cities but Kill recruited the safety while at Northern Illinois.

"I haven't talked to him or anything but when I took a visit there last year I liked him and liked what he was about."

Cotton is in no rush to make a final decision and noted that he hasn't scheduled any visits.

Scout's Take:
Cotton was a Northwestern commitment, who, because of an ACT score, has been forced to look elsewhere. Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Toledo, Northern Illinois, and several others have been inquiring.

I tend to think that if the score improves, he'll be a Wildcat again. If not, I think he could end up at Minnesota, where new head coach Jerry Kill had previously recruited Sean when he was at NIU. – Allen Trieu


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