Northwestern Recruit Sean Cotton Named to Illinois All-Star Team

Mike PendletonCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2010

Sean Cotton is already not only a star player but a star student as well. The Northwestern Wildcat commit shows that you have to not only do work on the field but off it as well, if you want to make a future for yourself in the college football world.

Cotton, whose Walther Lutheran team has dropped two of its three games this year, keeps everything positive when speaking on his team, saying, "We dropped a game that we could have won but the team is playing hard and everyone is working hard, as a leader that's all we ask for. It's the little things we have to fix and we are already showing progress in doing so." 

Cotton, a 6'2" 197-pound safety, is headed to Northwestern next year but has just learned he will also be headed to the Illinois-Missouri All-Star game in which he will be playing safety for the Illinois team. Cotton had a smile ear to ear upon hearing the news and said, "Making the all-star game is huge! It's truly another blessing from God. It's an honor to represent my state with some of the other great players in this state."

Blessed—that's the only way Cotton feels about his accomplishments and honors he has received. 

As a gamer, Cotton was ready to speak on the game, saying, "I look to bring some hitting to Missouri, some good pass coverage on the wide receivers and just the energy I feel I can bring to a game. It should be a fun game to play, I always wanted to see how Illinois would match up with other states."

Outside of the all-star game, Cotton is looking towards the future.

When asked what he will bring to not just the game, but Northwestern as a team, Cotton stated with confidence, "I plan on helping the team anyway I can whether they need me on kick return,kickoff, punt, wide receiver, or safety. I just want to win and if it's God's will to let me play in the NFL."

Blessed, honored, and well-mannered—outside of his outstanding football skills, Cotton has those key values to attach to himself. Northwestern fans, be ready for this gifted player to make an impact as soon as he steps on the field. Missouri beware, come all-star game, Cotton is ready to lay the hits on everyone.