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Ravell Call, Deseret News
West Jordan High School vs. Cottonwood High School football played in Murray, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
It's exciting for me. It's exciting for my whole family. —Cooper Bateman

MURRAY — Cottonwood High quarterback Cooper Bateman has reeled in some pretty impressive offers in the last few weeks.

On Thursday night, Colts head coach Josh Lyman confirmed Auburn was the most recent to offer the two-year starter a football scholarship.

"It's exciting for me," the self-effacing Bateman said with a slight laugh. "It's exciting for my whole family."

The junior who threw for 2,484 yards and 25 touchdowns (and rushed for three others) this season received offers from Florida, Arkansas, Colorado and Purdue in just the last few weeks. He's also had offers from most of the Utah schools.

He said he's trying to stay grounded and enjoy the process.

"I don't want it to interfere with anything," said Bateman, who hopes to take some unofficial visits this summer so he can commit early. "I'm pretty level headed. As far as right now, it's fun. It hasn't gotten to that point, and I hope it doesn't, where it has gotten stressful."

Bateman said Auburn offensive coordinator Scott Loeffler "gave him the big news" on Thursday night and told him that he'd fit well with what the Tigers want to do offensively.

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