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Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 178lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Franklinton, La.
High School: Pine HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 2 Letters


Speedy receiver that will add much needed depth to that position in 2017 ... Good route runner that is coming off a productive spring ... Can also contribute on special teams.

Played in eight games all in a backup role or on special teams ... Did not record any offensive statistics ... Had one tackle against Southern Miss on an interception return.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.

Versatile player in high school that excelled at multiple positions ... Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout and ESPN while Rivals listed him as a three-star recruit ... Ranked as high as the No. 9 wide receiver nationally and the No. 5 overall prospect coming out of Louisiana by 247Sports ... Racked up 2,781 yards of total offense and 33 touchdowns as a junior ... Accounted for 2,157 yards of total offense and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... Member of the 247Sports Top 247, ESPN 300 and Scout 300 ... Earned an invitation to play in the US Army All-American Game ... Member of The Advocate's 2015 Super Dozen ... Participated in Nike's The Opening, a camp for the nation's top prospects.

Parents are Ella Dillon and Earl Cotton ... Born October 28, 1995 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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