James Madison QB Billy Cosh transfers to Butler


Butler Community College coach Troy Morrell confirmed Monday that James Madison quarterback Billy Cosh has transferred to play for the Grizzlies and is enrolled in school.

Cosh, 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, redshirted at Kansas State in 2010 and was a backup for JMU last season. Word is he’s got a cannon for an arm.

“He was just in a situation where he was unhappy and wanted the chance to play,” Morrell said. “Our offense is a great fit for his his talents … he can really throw the ball. He’s a great fit.”

Cosh, the son of former Kansas State defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, was a three-star recruit out of Arundel (Md.) High School, where he set state career records for passing yards (7,433) and touchdowns (112).

Cosh is the third straight high-profile quarterback transfer to land at Butler, following LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, who transferred from Georgia in 2010, and UConn’s Chandler Whitmer, who transferred from Illinois in 2011.

I thought, even before they landed Cosh, that the Grizzlies had a good shot of being the preseason No. 1 team in the country. He makes them better.