HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Junior quarterback Tyler Cogswell of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage was amongst the more than 100 participants at Saturday's tryout for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect looks at the tryout, and competition, as just another chance to improve.
"It is fun," Cogswell said. "It is a great experience. It is great to be out here. I love doing this because it gives you a chance to compete and get better."
Over the next two weekends Cogswell will put the ball down to take a couple of visits to check out interested schools.
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"I haven't gone anywhere yet but I am going to Arkansas next weekend on February 11th and February 18th I should be going to Penn State," Cogswell said.
The Sunshine State prospect has been hearing from Arkansas for a while now. He is excited by their interest in him.
"It is an SEC school and it is great to even be talking to a school like that," Cogswell said. "Coach (Bobby) Petrino has had a lot of great quarterbacks come out like Ryan Mallett and now he is with Tyler Wilson who just had a great year last year as he heads into his senior year.
"They said they love my film and they just really want to see me at Junior Day, see me in-person and see my body," Cogswell added. "They just want to talk to me as well."
Penn State only recently began to show interest in Cogswell. He shared what he has heard from the new staff in Happy Valley.
"They said they love my film too," Cogswell said. "They just want to see me in person. They said they know what I can do on the field."
The Razorbacks and Nittany Lions aren't the only schools showing interest in the signal-caller.
"I am also hearing from USF, Georgia, Boston College, SMU, Texas Tech, Memphis, and FAU," Cogswell said.
He is open to anyone and everyone that shows interest in him.
"I am just really open to everything," Cogswell said. "I want to talk to anybody that wants to talk to me."
As a junior, Cogswell threw for 1,953 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also rushed for three touchdowns.