Connecticut QB Cochran Gaining Interest

Connecticut QB Cochran Gaining Interest

National Signing Day is looming for the 2011 recruiting class, but Wednesday will be just another day for Connecticut quarterback Casey Cochran (Masuk High School). The state's top quarterback prospect for the 2012 recruiting class is busy with workouts and setting up visits.

Three-star quarterback Casey Cochran (6'0, 225-lb) finished his junior season with 3,345 yard, and throwing 40 touchdown passes, including three in Masuk's 50-20 state championship win over New Canaan High School.

With a state championship under his belt, Cochran is busy training for his senior season.

"Just been doing a lot of workouts with my team and with my personal trainer," Cochran said. "Also doing a passing league with my team every Thursday and Sunday. It's going very well."

Cochran's impressive junior season did not go unnoticed. He currently holds a scholarship offer from Boston College, and has received interest from Northwestern, Connecticut, Rutgers, Virginia, Duke, Stanford, Havard, Yale, and others.

With a few visits in the bags, Cochran has some visits set to a few east coast schools.

"I've been to UConn and Rutgers for the Junior Days," Cochran said. "Also, I'm scheduled to go to Virginia and Duke in the spring for the Junior Days as well."

The highly-touted quarterback has also received a lot of interest from Northwestern. With a talented record on the field, and a 3.9 GPA in the classroom, the Wildcats are very interested in Casey Cochran.

Though Evanston is a long trip for the Connecticut prospect, Cochran admits he is hoping to gome to Northwestern for a visit.

"I would definitely like to get out there. It's tough to get to Chicago, but I would definitely like to get out to spring camp."

The biggest factor in Casey Cochran's decision remains academics. Cochran is hoping to find a school with great academic prestige, which makes Northwestern a top school on his list.

"Academics come first. Seeing a school like Northwestern with such prestigious academics, that means a lot to me."

With more than a year to make a decision, Cochran is in no rush. He still hopes to visit all of his options, and see how the things turn out.

"I'm just taking my time now," Cochran said. "Just seeing what plays out, and seeing what happens."

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