Cotton Loved Oregon State visit

Gary Andersen and his Oregon State coaching staff hosted one of their biggest remaining targets on an official visit this weekend and BeaverBlitz has caught up with him to see how it went.

Trajon Cotton is a highly sought after 3* safety out of Inderkum High School in Sacramento. Rated as the 6th best safety prospect out of the west region, Cotton has a laundry list of suitors but with signing day approaching it appears that he has started to narrow his sights and a decision could be looming.

Prior to his visit to OSU, Cotton told BeaverBlitz that he was really unsure of what his “big picture” was moving forward, whether he would take his final official visit or shut things down and make a final decision. It appears that he is still a little unsure moving forward.

“I’m still contemplating right now what I want to do moving forward, whether I’ll talk that fifth visit or shut things down. But the visit up to OSU definitely exceeded my expectations,” said Cotton.

One of the big recruiting pitches for the Beavers has been the feel of being in a true college town, Corvallis. How the city of Corvallis seems to be built around the university was something that really resonated with Cotton.\

“I loved everything about my visit. It is exactly like what everyone says when they say it’s a college town, it really is. Everything is just right there next to the campus, like the dorms, the apartments, the hotel was right there looking at the stadium. Everything is built around the campus, which I really liked,” Cotton told BeaverBlitz.

Having everything so close and accessible to the university was a big draw but equally important was having a close friend showing him around. Isaiah Hodgins has played alongside Cotton for the past couple years as part of the TMP Mafia 7v7 team, so the two have developed a close bond.

The Beavers’ staff has targeted quite a few members from the elite squad as Hodgins and QB Aidan Willard have already committed/signed with Oregon State, while Cotton and cornerback Isaiah Dunn both are giving the Beavers a lot of interest.

“The coaching staff was real nice and I had a great vibe with the players that I met. Isaiah (Hodgins) was my host.” Cotton continued. “I got to spend time with a lot of different guys from the defensive side of the ball too. Jalen Moore and I vibed, he was a cool dude. And I really liked spending time with some of the other recruits there.”

The time spent getting to know more players on the team could pay off down the road for the Beavers as it allowed Trajon to create new relationships and connections to the Beavers’ program.

“It was just a great visit up there to Oregon State. I could see myself being up there for college. When I’m ready to make my decision, I will post it on Twitter.”


The Beavers put their best foot forward this past weekend and have positioned themselves nicely with a possible decision looming for Trajon Cotton. Stick with BeaverBlitz as we continue to track down the rest of the official visitors from this weekend.


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