|High School:||Ferris HS '14|
HS: Graduated from Ferris HS in 2014. He was chosen to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game on June 27, 2014, in Moses Lake, Wash. He was selected to the Seattle Times All-State team as a defensive back and one of only 11 players selected to the defense. Was also named to the Tacoma News Tribune's All-State team for all classifications as a first team defensive back. In addition, he was selected to the Associated Press 4A All-State team as a second team defensive back. Named by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. He was the Greater Spokane League Defensive MVP as a senior, and earned first team All-GSL honors as a running back. He set a league record for rushing yards in a season with 1,442 and scored 20 touchdowns. He also had 14 catches for 171 receiving yards and three TDs on the season. He helped lead Ferris to an 8-2 record as a senior, but the Saxons came up a victory shy of advancing to the State 4A Playoffs. In the summer of 2013, Karstetter was selected to the Max Preps preseason All-State team (all-levels) as a first team defensive back. Karstetter also earned All-GSL honors as a junior in 2012 as a first team defensive back , and was a second team All-GSL selection as a DB as a sophomore. Also played basketball for the Saxons, and was a team captain in both sports. He also competed in track and field through his junior season. His Eagle teammate Jordan Tonani (’11) also attended Ferris, as well as former Eagles McKenzie Murphy (’08) and Jeff Minnerly (’08).
Personal: Born 12/15/95 in Spokane, Wash. His parents are Jerry and Perrianne Karstetter. Cole’s oldest brother, Jared, played as a wide receiver at Washington State and his other brother, Kurt, is currently a linebacker at Idaho State. Both of his parents attended Eastern, and his father played basketball for the Eagles in 1981. Jerry’s sister, Sue, played in 123 games as a standout basketball player for the Eagles from 1978-83. Perrianne’s brother, Scott Dahlquist, was a tight end at Idaho. Considering majoring in business.