QB Raymond Cotton Welcomes Austin

Four-star quarterback Raymond Cotton, a one time Auburn commitment, received an inhome visit from Ole Miss offensive coordinator Kent Austin Monday. Read about it inside.

Just days ago, it seemed four-star quarterback Raymond Cotton was destined to be an Auburn Tiger.

But with the dismissal of head coach Tommy Tuberville and hiring of former Iowa State coach Gene Chizik, Cotton now finds himself back on the market.

Ole Miss offensive coordinator Kent Austin was in Cotton's home Monday and according to his father Raymond Cotton Sr., the visit went well.

"I thought the visit went really, really well," Cotton Sr. said. "Kent Austin is a very personable guy. I had an opportunity to talk with him before he met with Raymond, which made for an easy visit. I believe we've set up an official visit for January 9th."

Scout.com's #20 nationally ranked QB passed for over 2, 300 yards, rushed for another 700, and totaled 35 TD's on the season at Meade Senior HS.

Despite the presence of budding superstar Jevan Snead, Cotton Sr. sees a great opportunity for his son at Ole Miss.

"We talked about the situation with Jevan Snead and how Raymond might be utilized next year," he said. "I think Raymond has a heck of an opportunity at Ole Miss. (The visit) was really one of the best I've had over the course of a year-and-a-half. It was a great visit and we enjoyed Coach Austin being here."

With such a strong visit and family in Kosciusko (MS) and Mobile (AL), it seems Ole Miss has upped its chances of signing the young signal-caller.

"Since we're originally from Mississippi, Raymond has always liked Ole Miss," Cotton Sr. closed. "After he de-committed from Auburn, they were pretty high on his list. Ole Miss is one of the main schools Raymond is looking at. It was a great visit. We'll see you guys in January."

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