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Cottonwood will host Skyline (Wash.) in September QB showcase

Published March 30, 2012 10:50 am
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Cottonwood will host Washington state power Skyline on Sept. 7 in a nationally televised game designed to showcase two of the country's most-recruited quarterbacks.

The Colts are coming off a mediocre 5-5 season, but are generating national buzz thanks to senior quarterback Cooper Bateman. Bateman has received offers from elite national programs including Alabama, Florida and Auburn. Skyline quarterback Max Browne is the nation's No. 1 quarterback according to Scout.com (the recruiting site lists Bateman as No. 4) and boasts offers from many of the schools that have targeted Bateman.

"They kind of wanted a showdown between Max Browne and Cooper Bateman," Cottonwood coach Josh Lyman said.

The Seattle Times reported the matchup Thursday night on its website and quoted Skyline coach Mat Taylor, who said, "Obviously I'm biased but, other than Max, they have one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. He has every offer that Max has. He's very, very talented."

The game will be played a week after the anticipated "Beehive Classic," a triple-header on Sept. 1 at Bingham that will feature the hosting Miners playing Valor Christian (Colo.). On the same day, Jordan will play Long Beach Poly (Calif.) and East will play Gardena Serra (Calif.).

However, Cottonwood's showdown with Skyline will likely generate more national buzz. While contracts are still being finalized, Lyman said, the game is expected to be shown on an ESPN channel. Skyline is coming off a Class 4A championship in Washington, and is known for producing quarterbacks, including one-time BYU starter Jake Heaps.

However, Bateman is quickly on the rise among quarterbacks nationwide. Last weekend, he was named the MVP of the Elite 11 regional event in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium and, Lyman said, will utilize spring break to visit Alabama, Auburn and Florida.

— Bill Oram




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