Four-Star C.J. Cotman Knows Where He Wants To Go

The Florida athlete's recruitment might be over, but he won't reveal his destination until Signing Day.

Coming out of last month's North Carolina official visit, C.J. Cotman had planned to fill January with additional official trips. That's no longer the case.

"Right now at this point in time, I have somewhere in mind where I want to go," Cotman said. "But, I'm not really saying anything. I'm going to wait until Signing Day, probably. I'm just letting everything stay low right now."

The official visit to North Carolina, which occurred the weekend of Dec. 9 just prior to the Dead Period, was Cotman's first. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic says it will "most likely" be his last.

"Some schools, I haven't been talking to because it's the Dead Period," Cotman said. "I communicate with a couple of schools and they said they're going to probably let me know when they're coming by [for in-home visits]."

During his trek home from Chapel Hill a month ago, Cotman labeled UNC "the team to beat." Although he doesn't want to show his hand, he did admit that that's still the case.

"I like the coaches and how much they show love and interest in me," Cotman said.

Case in point: since returning from UNC, Cotman has spoken to primary recruiter Chad Scott every day.

"We just talk about school and football and everything," Cotman said. "It's been going good."

Scott has told Cotman that he's projected to play cornerback and wide receiver.

"I'm just going to come in and just show the talent that I have," Cotman said. "I'm just going to do what's best for the team."

For Clearwater Central Catholic, Cotman ended his senior season with 23 catches for 477 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, he intercepted two passes and made 48 tackles. Additionally, he averaged over eight yards on 21 rushes, over 65 yards on three kick returns, and over 20 yards on six punt returns.

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