May 2, 2007

Cotton picks up a Big East offer

Ames tight end Ben Cotton continues to be one of the most highly recruited prospects in the state of Iowa. This week, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound Cotton picked up a new scholarship offer from Louisville.

Louisville running backs coach Tony Alford previously worked at Iowa State with Cotton's father, Barney, who was the offensive coordinator in recent years under Dan McCarney. Last summer, the tight end actually committed to the Cyclones, but everything changed when McCarney's staff was let go after the season. Now, Cotton's recruiting is wide open as he sorts through scholarship offers from Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, and now Louisville as well.

Currently, he hopes to make a decision by mid summer.

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