Cox excited about UA commitment

Pasadena (Calif.) quarterback Brandon Cox came back from a trip to Oregon with a strong feeling that he wanted to be a Wildcat. On Thursday, Cox did just that. Read on to see why, how he fits in the offense, and more.

One of Arizona's biggest targets in the 2013 class was 6-foot-2, 185-pound Pasadena (Calif.) quarterback Brandon Cox.

On Thursday, Arizona was able to land its prize.

Cox came back from a trip to Oregon and decided that Arizona was the right fit, as he called the coaches on Thursday afternoon to commit.

"It's crazy because this whole week I was in Oregon and took a tour and talked to their coaches and they have a great campus and staff, but when I went to Arizona it felt like a second home," Cox said. "I was excited and felt like it was the place for me. It was a great vibe and my parents backed me up, so here we are today."

Arizona was the first offer for Cox and he said that it did not play as much of a role in his decision as his relationship with the coaching staff did.

"It was the same feeling whether Arizona was the first or last to offer me," he said. "Once I went up there, it was the camaraderie with the coaches and the bond we have. I looked at it like a mentor situation and felt like it was a big point in making my decision."

One of the biggest draws for Cox is that he fits in perfectly with the offense that Rich Rodriguez will be running at Arizona.

"I think I fit in well with the offense," Cox said. "They will elaborate on my skills with running and throwing and it might be a little more pass oriented, but I am not afraid to run the ball as well.

"I am willing to work hard and I am excited about the opportunity Arizona is going to give me."

Cox is already excited to get to Tucson and work with the coaching staff that he has developed a strong relationship with.

"I have had a really good vibe with the coaching staff in the recruiting process and we have grown close with each other," he said. "I am just excited to get to work with the coaches and learn from their experience and knowledge."

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