The last Month or so of Cade Cote's life has been hectic. You won't hear the Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field High School tackle complain about it, though. A quick rush of scholarship offers is a good problem to have. And even if managing everything that comes with a jolt in recruiting interest is tough at times, he doesn't dare disparage it.
In fact, he's doing what he can to enjoy his eight college options and everything that comes with having them.
"It's been great," Cote said. "This past month has been treating me well. I didn't think it would ever escalate to get this big."
Cote plans to visit a handful of colleges this summer. In fact, he says he hopes to make it to the campuses of every college he's seriously considering. That list of destinations, however, remains a work in progress.
Still, that's not to say he's without a few ideas.
"I'm definitely going to Colorado on June 1," Cote said. "I'm going to try to visit Oregon and Oregon State. Maybe Kansas State or Boise State."
According to Cote, it's the in-state schools that are in most frequent contact. If points are given for effort, Arizona and Arizona State have the processes' high score for the time being.
Both programs want Cote in the fold desperately. They make that known at every turn.
"Those two school talk to me the most," Cote said of the two in-state programs. "It doesn't matter how close they are to me, though. I just like that they are talking to me so much. Location doesn't matter. Facilities and coaches are the most important, and I've gotten to know the offensive line coaches at ASU and U of A really well."
Cote plans to announce his commitment before the start of his senior season in an effort to clear his mind and concentrate on his final year of high school football.