The Boise State Broncos added a late recruit to their 2015 class in Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College wide receiver Austin Cottrell, per his offensive coordinator Tommy Ziegler. Cottrell who visited Boise State this weekend and must have had a great impression to commit on site.
Cottrell has great size at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds and is a big target that Boise State has not consistently had at the wide receiver position. In his freshman year at Scottsdale CC, Cottrell played in nine games and had 12 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. He did return kicks on a few occasion's but that probably will not be a role he will play at Boise State.
His stats are not that impressive but Ziegler praises Cottrell for his substantial improvement this spring.
"He's done a great job of improving his understanding of the offense," Ziegler told Scout.com in April. "He is turning into one of our go-to guys this spring. He's always been a guy that can take the top off of coverage but has improved his intermediate route running this off-season. We expect him to do big things this Fall, that is if we don't lose him."
Cottrell has three years of eligibility when he arrives to Boise this fall. His only other offer came from Texas State and their interest was having him enrolling after playing another year at junior college.
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