- Mitch Sherman, ESPN Staff Writer
Billy Cosh left Kansas State after one year. He left James Madison after one year. The quarterback is soon to leave Butler (Kan.) Community College after one year.
Understandably, Cosh has a unique perspective on the recruiting process, now well underway, to find his next stop.
“I’ve been through this,” he said. “I’m going to cut through everything and find what’s right for me. It’s not about who has the nicest stuff. It’s all about playing ball and finding a system that works for me.”
That said, Cosh, originally from Annapolis, Md., is happy with his options. He visited Houston last weekend as the Cougars defeated Tulane to finish 5-7. And he’s set on Dec. 7 to see Southern Miss, which finished 0-12 in Ellis Johnson’s first year this fall. Akron has also offered a scholarship.
“I look for trust,” said Cosh, who has thrown 2,825 yards and led Butler and led Butler to an 11-0 record this season. “It’s about where you can play and where you can find the right fit.”
He described the visit to Houston as “very, very good.”
“They have a great program, great tradition,” he said. “I was treated very well by the players and coaches.”
Cosh plans to sign next month and enroll in January. The son of South Florida defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, Billy has two years of remaining eligibility.
His Butler Grizzlies face fellow unbeaten Iowa Western Community College on Sunday in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with the National Junior College Athletic Association title at stake.
Butler averages 48.6 points with Cosh at the helm this year. His year of junior-college football, Cosh said, has served as excellent training for the next step.
“It’s a special atmosphere here,” he said, “an awesome situation. You worry about ball. You don’t worry about recruiting. If you play well and you do what you’re supposed to do, we know the recruiting will come.”
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