MURRAY – Cottonwood quarterback Cooper Bateman could choose to go to school with some of his high school teammates. The UCLA Bruins offered three of Cottonwood’s most promising juniors scholarships on Friday.
Receiver Inoke Lotulelei, who had 74 receptitions for 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns, Siale Fakailuatonga, a 6-4 junior tight end and defensive end, and quarterback Cooper Bateman were all offered scholarships by UCLA, Cottonwood head coach Josh Lyman confirmed Friday. Bateman, a 6-3 junior who threw for 2,484 yards and 25 touchdowns (and rushed for three others) last fall, received offers from Florida, Arkansas, Colorado and Purdue last month. He’s also had offers from most of the Utah schools.
Additionally, the University of Utah offered the Colts’ offensive tackle Haile Falemaka a football scholarship, Lyman said.
The players plan to visit the campus of the schools they are interested in this summer.