Cotton receives his first BCS offer

The Kansas State Wildcats put a scholarship on the table for the Nebraska prep cornerback. Could the Huskers be next?

Papillion La Vista (Neb) cornerback Kenzo Cotton can breath easier tonight. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior received his first BCS offer from Kansas State today.

"It's great knowing that I won't have to pay for anything. No matter what, I will probably have an offer," said Cotton. "The school and facilities were really nice when I went down there for a visit. The coaches are really cool and have a lot of experience."

The son of former Nebraska Cornhusker Curtis Cotton, Kenzo is also a standout on the track, running a 10.4 in the 100m and a 21.2 in the 200m. It's gotten the attention of more than a few schools.

"North Carolina, Arkansas, and Kansas are recruiting me for track," said Cotton. "Kansas State said they would let me run both track and play football, so I think I want to do that.

"In football, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, and a few Ivy League schools are recruiting me."

A Nebraska junior day attendee, Cotton feels the Huskers could be the next school to offer a scholarship.

"I think I stand good with them right now. I think in the future I could get an offer in track. If I decided to take that, I would probably walk-on to the football field," said Cotton, who also talked about what he's looking for in a school. "It will mostly be academics. I want to be a doctor, so I want the school to be more than a football school. I want it to be known for academics."

Cotton says that he brings athleticism, speed, hard work, and determination to the football field. He is likely to attend Oregon's camp this summer on request.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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