Coach Speak; High on Cotton

Coach Speak; High on Cotton

Panama City (Fla.) Arnold High School class of 2015 running back/wide receiver prospect Torri Cotton is hearing from a couple of FBS programs this off-season including one in-state program that could be close to offering the 5-foot-8 and 170-pound junior his first scholarship.

Panama City (Fla.) Arnold High School class of 2015 running back/wide receiver Torri Cotton has begun to receive interest from several FBS programs. Arnold head football coach Josh Wright says that a program within the state of Florida has expressed the most interest in the 5-foot-8 and 170-pound junior.

"Our best prospect for 2014 is Torri Cotton. He recently recorded a digital time of 11.02 seconds in the 100-meters. He certainly has the speed to separate from people. Torri also has great hands and he just soaks up all the coaching," said Wright of his diminutive playmaker.

While Cotton is not hearing from a lot of different schools regularly, one in-state program is routinely in touch with the rising senior.

"He is hearing from FIU the most right now. They are the front-runner at this point. He is committed to going down and visiting with them the weekend of their spring game. The FIU coaches say they love him but want to see him in-person and shake his hand before offering. Torri is getting interest from a lot of schools and on a lot of radars. He is getting interest from the academy schools, Air Force, Army and Navy. Charleston Southern is also involved. They keep asking if he has gotten his first offer yet," explained Coach Wright of Cotton's recruitment to this point.

Wright believes his versatile offensive weapon has all the tools to play at the major college level but thinks his size may limit his possibilities for a college home.

"We play Torri at running back, wide receiver and as a wildcat quarterback. He can really stick his foot in the ground and change direction. He has balance, explosion, separation, patience and vision. He has all the tools physically and on top of that he has great grades and great work ethic. In the time I have been here, Torri has never missed anything football or track related. That is just the type of guy he is," said Coach Wright.

The second-year head coach at Arnold also says that Cotton is fearless for a smaller back.

"He is not afraid to accelerate and hit the hole. He is probably going to end up at a smaller FBS program because of his size. I think a program like Florida International, Western Kentucky or Charleston Southern would be a good fit for him," finished Coach Wright on his top prospect.

This past season Cotton accumulated over 800 yards of total offense. He got the bulk of his work at running back where he averaged over eight yards per carry while running for 616 yards and five touchdowns. Cotton was also a threat in the passing game catching 11 passes for 187 yards and three scores.

Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on Torri Cotton.

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