Trib Prospect: Beaver Falls' Elijah Cottrill
By Kevin Gorman
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:33 p.m.
Football was always Elijah Cottrill's first love, but basketball is starting to win his heart over.
The Beaver Falls two-sport star is a Division I prospect as a wide receiver/defensive back but is learning to love hoops after leading the Tigers to the PIAA Class AA championship and then receiving his first scholarship offer last weekend.
Creighton saw the shooting guard while he was playing in the Pittsburgh JamFest last Saturday at Sewickley Academy.
“They liked how I played,” said Cottrill, who didn't play basketball until seventh grade. “It was overwhelming.”
Cottrill didn't even know where Creighton was located (Omaha, Neb.) but was pleased to learn that it had just joined the Big East.
“Originally, I wanted to stay close to home,” he said, “but the Big East will bring me close to home so it doesn't matter.”
Cottrill still hasn't settled on which sport he will play in college.
“I'm just going to see how it goes,” he said. “I'm going to go wherever the offer is the best.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers notebook: Big Ben honored, center Wallace fined
- Treasurer shuts down Blawnox bar for drink tax delinquency
- Security guard watching ATVs on film set is charged with stealing 1
- Second City brings Chicago improv, holiday stuff to O’Reilly Theater
- Sheriff: Colo. school shooter wounds 1, kills self
- Adah man found guilty of child sexual assaults
- Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic captures 1st PIAA championship in OT thriller
- Kovacevic: A great day to appreciate No. 68
- Chat with Dejan Kovacevic: Dec. 13, 2013
- Orpik skates with injured teammates, not expected back soon
- Steelers safety Polamalu finds himself in tough position