Dulles signal-caller Cotton Turner has the tools, toughness and name to be a college quarterback hailing from the state of Texas.
Turner (6-2, 195-pounds) was Houston's top passes, throwing for 2,699 yards on 107 completions. The accurate strong-armed quarterback had 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions on 307 attempts. But what's with the name?
"My parents went to Texas and our family are big Longhorn fans," he said. "I guess I was named after the Cotton Bowl."
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Turner's exploits are legendary, even though his team struggled with a 4-5 record. He threw for 487 yards against Fort Bend Marshall, who finished 9-0 in the regular season and put out seven Division I prospects. He also went 11 for 11 in the fourth quarter against Clements, the second rated team in their district.
"To run this offense you have to have a special quarterback like Cotton," Dulles coach Jim Creech said. "He has a great arm, great pocket presence, a command of the offense and is extremely tough. He will stand in there and take hit to make any throw.
"He's had a great offense where he's put on several pounds of muscle," Creech said. "We had to build him up so he doesn't take such a beating next year."
Turner attended the University of Texas' Junior Day and has been invited to Purdue Quarterback Camp. He will take in several more camps and combines this summer.
"I don't have a favorite yet, but it would be impossible to turn down Texas," he said.
"He wants the best opportunity to play quarterback early," Creech said. "He wants to be a quarterback in a spread offense and he can do it. He just doesn't make bad decisions or make bad throws."
On the receiving end of Turner's passes will be Trey Parker, a 6-3, 180-pound receiver. As a junior, Parker had 28 catches while playing behind two seniors who combined for 88 catches.
"Trey has the size and speed to play at the next level," Creech said. "He just knows how to get open and runs great routes. He is so focused on football and will be hitting camps this summer."
Toting the rock is Jonathan Thomas, who rushed for over 600 yards as a junior. Thomas (5-10, 220-pounds) could project as a fullback in college and is the strongest man in the Dulles program.
Anchoring the defense is defensive back Troy Woolfolk (6-0, 180-pounds) and end Brandon Herron (6-3, 220-pounds). Woolfolk is the son of former NFL running back Butch Woolfolk and has been timed at a sub 4.4, 40-yard dash. Herron has the frame to put on 20 pounds and the speed to make himself an outside linebacker.
With some of the best skill players in Houston, Dulles's success will depend on the big men. They are thin on the both sides of the ball.