June 10, 2009

Cosh plays waiting game

Gambrills (MD) Arundel quarterback Billy Cosh had one of the most productive season as you will see a high school quarterback have. Last season Cosh threw for 3,913 yards, 56 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. So far a few schools have come in with an offer and others are waiting to see him perform at camp.

One of those schools that wanted to see the 6-foot-2, 196 pounds gunslinger was Syracuse and he was in New York for their camp over the weekend.

"It was awesome. I learned a lot from coach Spence and just got better as a football player first off and I got to show the staff what I could do. I liked it a lot it was a great experience, pretty good turnout, a lot of talent out there. Overall it was really good."

Even though he had a great time how did the three star prospect feel he did during the camp?

"I did alright. I just tried to do the best I could do, some things I could have done better. Overall I thought I did pretty well."

Right now Cosh has offers from Kansas State, East Carolina, and Towson. Have the Orange talked about offering him a scholarship?

"I am supposed to call coach Spence back later in the week. I think they are going to decide as a staff later this week. I think I have a chance."

As he hangs in limbo waiting to hear back from the Orange coaches one thing is for sure and that is that Cosh has grown fond of the Orange over the past year and an offer would be special.

"It would mean a lot to me. I have heard so much from Alec [Lemon] who is a teammate of mine at Arundel High School who is headed to Syracuse. He told me how great it was up there and he just gives me a lot of good feedback about the school. I would be very blessed and honored to play for Syracuse because they have a great tradition, a great quarterback tradition, Donovan McNabb played there. I would be very excited about it."

What he has been hearing from his former teammate held true on his visit as he came away impressed with what he saw.

"Looking around the campus on Saturday night I was very impressed. I could tell that it is a college town right away. I could tell the whole city of Syracuse revolves around that college. It is probably a great feeling as a player there that you are playing for a great school and they are big on football there. I think it is just a great place and a great environment and a great feeling there."

"I was really impressed with what coach Marrone is doing to the football program there, he is really turning it around. I think he has a great staff. I think it is going to be a good turnaround story there. The facilities are excellent also and I see great things coming to Syracuse."

A return trip to Syracuse is possible, but it could all hinge on what happens later on this week.

"Depends on what happens I will let it play out if it does then I will definitely come and look at it again because I want to see it more academic wise. I would definitely go up there again if an offer comes."

The three offers are all that Cosh has in had right now, but he is getting a lot of interest from some other schools.

"I still have three right now Kansas State, East Carolina, and Towson are my three. Boston College and Connecticut are very high on me. They want to see me at camp for one day."

When it comes time to make a decision Cosh would like to have it out of the way soon, but he is willing to wait longer if things don't work out the way he hopes.

"The dream situation is before the season because I want to play for my senior year and play for my team. I want to get it out of the way and just focus on my senior year."

On another note away from the main aspect of recruiting is the question of what kind of quarterback is Cosh? The Maryland prospect talked about what kind of quarterback he is and who he likes to model his game after.

"I am a big fan of Drew Brees because I am the same build as him. I think I can model him maybe just take some of the attributes he has as an undersized guy, but he is very accurate. He plays with great poise and he is a great leader, overall I would like to play like Drew Brees."

Now, back to recruiting, with Doug Marrone coming from New Orleans to Syracuse could that play a role if Cosh were to be offered by the Orange?

"Coach Marrone worked with a guy like that he understands the kind of quarterback that we are. I think coach Marrone would be a great mentor for me."

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