Cote Hearing From More Pac-12 Schools

Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field offensive tackle Cade Cote has a few schools that want to see him in person this offseason.

Williams Field offensive tackle Cade Cote currently has one offer from nearby Arizona, but the 6-foot-4, 275-pound prospect is hoping to add more soon as he's been hearing more and more from a couple of other Pac-12 schools.

"I get direct messaged a frequent amount by a graduate assistant at Oregon," Cote said. "I'm also in contact with Colorado's offensive line coach and Boise State's offensive line coach."

Cote said that even though he hasn't been in contact with Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood yet, his messages with graduate assistant Joe Bernardi have been productive.

"A lot of it has been they want me to visit them this offseason," Cote said.

Cote's father has been active in trying to set up the visit, although no official date has been set yet. There's also a possibility that he would come out for a camp in Eugene.

If Cote does visit, he said he hopes to talk with Greatwood about whether the Ducks like him at his preferred tackle position or if they see him as an asset at another spot on the line.

"I'd be open to playing at any position," he said.

The offensive system and connection to Nike were two attributes that Cote highlighted when talking about his interest in Oregon. However, there will be more key factors that will play a bigger role in how evaluates the programs interested in him.

"I think the biggest things would definitely be the relationship with the coach, the facilities and whether I feel comfortable on the campus," Cote said.

Both Boise State and Colorado have also expressed interest in bringing Cote out for a visit over the summer. In the meantime, Cote has been focusing on developing his game this offseason by focusing on one specific area above the rest.

"Almost every coach I talk to when I go to combines talk about how football is all in the hips and that great hips make a great offensive lineman," Cote said. "I feel like my hips could be better and more explosive."


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