Brookwood linebacker Chris Cotter has certainly earned his share of accolades after the 2017 season, and after the way he played, rightfully so. The Brookwood senior ended up making First Team All-Gwinnett County, All-Region and First Team All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association.
These accolades are as well deserved as any linebacker in the state of Georgia. Cotter ended up with 189 tackles, 12 for a loss and 1 interception on the season. His tackle total had him right at the top in the state of Georgia.
What is more astounding than all of his number was the fact that this was his first year of varsity ball on the defensive side of the field. Cotter had spent junior year as an h-back in Brookwood’s balanced offensive attack. He had no prior varsity experience on defense. So what does Cotter do going into a new position? Balls out and dominates; truly becoming one of the breakout seniors in the state of Georgia.
Cotter feels pretty good about the body of work he showed during his senior season. “I believe I had a pretty great senior year. Started both ways every game at LB & H-back and I was a state leader in tackles.”
Right now, Cotter has offers from Jacksonville, Hamline and Millsaps. With the dead period now officially over, we believe that Cotter will continue to see growing interest in FCS-D2 schools.
When asked about future college visits Cotter responded, “I am visiting Reinhardt, Shorter, Mercer, Kennesaw State and probably Jacksonville. Those are the main schools that I hear from.”
Local colleges interest has certainly grown over the last few months for Cotter. The two-year varsity starter is a high-character player that is highly thought of in the Brookwood community and sports a solid 3.3 GPA in the classroom. His performance this fall is proof that he is a quick-learner on the field, and has the passion for football that drives him to excel.
“My favorite part about football is the physicality of it. I love to hit people in an opposing jersey. Another thing I love is the bond you form with your teammates,” Cotter explained.
The senior seems to have the intangibles that so many FCS schools are looking for in their student-athletes. On film, you see the senior making nice open field tackles against players who are FBS/FCS level talents. At 6′ and 210 pounds he has the size and mental fortitude to finish off his tackles emphatically. His motor never shuts off and is a testament to his high tackle total.
Gwinnett County is widely considered on of the best county’s for high school football on the planet, and Cotter was voted one of the best players. Against some of the toughest competition, Cotter had produced and put up monumental numbers. His motor and insatiable hunger to attack the offense makes Cotter a different type of defensive recruit, and one that can really make a difference at the next level in a number of ways.
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