2008 Prospect: Daphine DT Kynjec Cotton

DT Kynjec Cotton

Colleges are always on the lookout for a big defensive line men to help stop the run and generate a strong pass rush. Daphine, AL defensive tackle Kynjec Cotton is attracting several schools.

Playing on national TV was an experience I will never forget", said Cotton. His Trojans came up just short to Foley Alabama 16-14 two weeks ago in front of a packed house. Despite the loss, Daphine is still ranked #6 in class 6A and has not lost focus on the teams goal of a state championship.

"I played defensive end last year but my coach moved me to DT this year to help clog the middle and stop the run". As a Junior Cotton finished the season with 48 tackles(32 solo), three sacks, and 5 forced fumbles.

So what was the difference in a nationally televised game than any other game? "Oh man it was totally different, the people were so loud, and I couldn't hear my teammates talking to me. Of course we would have liked to be on the winning side but it was exciting".

The 5'11 250 pound talent said he has been hearing from five schools with one offer on the table. "Alabama State has offered so far, I went to the classic in Mobil 2 weeks ago to watch them play Southern. Florida A&M calls me a good bit and wants me to come to their homecoming game next weekend.

Coach Ron Dickerson from ULM stays in contact with me and says the Warhawks are interested as well. Other schools showing interest include the ULL Cajuns, and the UAB Blazers. So what of the 2 Louisiana schools showing interest in Cotton, will distance be a factor?

"No sir, distance will not affect my decision. I am an academic first person who is looking for a great education. I want to be surrounded by great people that will make my college experience fun".

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