March 13, 2011

Cochran reflects on Ivy League trip

With an offer from Boston College one might assume that Monroe (Conn.) Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran is a lock to choose a school from the FBS ranks.

Couple that with his recent visits to Rutgers and UConn and the case for that assumption is made even stronger.

Cochran had high praise for the Scarlet Knights and Huskies after those trips and is still high on the Big East schools.

"UConn and Rutgers have unbelievable facilities," Cochran explained, echoing comments he made at the beginning of the month. "It was great to meet the coaches and see the campus and everything."

Recently, however, Cochran took an unofficial visit to Princeton to get a taste of a different kind of college experience.

In recent years a few high profile prospects have ended up spurning FBS offers to go the Ivy route. It's tough to tell whether the 6-foot-1, 207-pound prospect is a candidate to do the same, but he is speaking very highly of Princeton right now.

"Princeton was different because of the academics," Cochran explained. "Academics definitely go first there. It's a whole different world. It was amazing. I couldn't believe how nice it was. It was really neat to meat those coaches."

Cochran said it's too early for him to name a favorite or start to narrow his list, as he has other visits coming up soon.

"In April I'm scheduled to go to some (junior) days. I'm scheduled to go to Duke, Virginia, Penn State and UPenn, as well as Notre Dame and Vanderbilt," he added.

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