Just days after winning the 100 meter with a time of 10.41 and breaking the state record in the 200 meter with a 21.31, Cotton got offered by head coach Gary Andersen on Tuesday.
"It was exciting to know they offered me so early," Cotton told Badger Nation. "I didn't see it coming. When Coach Andersen offered me he was just telling me about the program, what kind of program he runs and how nice of a program Wisconsin is. It seemed like Coach Andersen is a good guy."
Although he hasn't been in contact much with the Badgers coaching staff, including recruiting contact/offensive line coach T.J. Woods, so far early in his recruitment, the 6-2, 190-pound Cotton knows plenty about the school.
"I know Wisconsin is a great football team, a great place to live and they have great academics as well," Cotton said. "But I'm definitely looking forward to learning more about the Badger football program."
Cotton likes the style of defense the Badgers' cornerbacks will be playing this season under new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. He sees his strength fitting in well with the scheme the Badgers will be implementing.
"I like playing man to man on defense, I feel like that is a strength of mine," Cotton said. "Wisconsin plays man to man and I like that."
The son of former Nebraska player Curtis Cotton, the younger Cotton holds a football offer from Kansas State. Cotton also has a list of schools like Arkansas, Kansas and North Carolina recruiting him for track, but hopes to take a closer look at Wisconsin in the coming months.
"I'm going to Kansas State's football camp and Oregon's," Cotton said. "I'll also try and get to the Badgers football camp if I can make it but we'll see … This summer I want to improve my technique as a corner back, as well as just working on my overall game as a corner because you can always be improving."