In-state No. 10: Kenzo Cotton
Kenzo Cotton
Kenzo Cotton
Posted Aug 26, 2013

The Papillion-La Vista DB might have to decide between a career in track or football.

Name: Kenzo Cotton

School: Papillion-La Vista

Position: DB

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 190-pounds

Offers: Wisconsin, Kansas State, and Ohio

Others: Nebraska, Oregon, and UCLA

Lowdown: Likely one of the fastest recruits across the country in the 2014 class, Kenzo Cotton is the son of former Nebraska Cornhusker Curtis Cotton.

A standout on the track, the senior is the Nebraska state champion in the 100 and 200 meters and could find himself picking a career between football and track.

A safety for the monarchs, most schools are recruiting him at cornerback.

“I think safety would be a little harder because you don’t need to know as much at cornerback defensively,” Cotton told in July. “You just need to know coverage and calls. At safety you need to know what everyone is doing and be the leader out on defense.”

Cotton, a frequent visitor to Lincoln and the University of Nebraska, will likely need a huge fall for the Huskers to be interested in throwing down an offer.

“I want to be a doctor, so I want the school to be more than a football school. I want it to be known for academics,” Cotton told Big Red Report earlier this year. “Since I only have three offers, I really don’t have a front runner right now.”

“Those are two quality teams,” Cotton said. “I rather have those two schools than a bunch of smaller schools offering me. I would like more options by December when I make my decision, but I am pretty happy.”

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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