His combination of passing and running ability is a seemingly perfect fit in Rich Rodriguez's system, which is why his commitment to the Wildcats is so important.
Cox trained hard this summer with an eye toward the future.
"The summer was very productive," Cox said. "I got to work on a lot of different things. I got stronger and in better shape and I also improved my head for the game.
"A lot of playing quarterback involves slowing down and just attacking the weak spot of a defense."
Cox has now turned his attention to the high school season, as he wants to make an impression before leaving.
"We want go out with a bang," Cox said. "We're working hard and I wanted to train as hard as anyone. It really sends a message when the quarterback is setting the tone, which is what I am trying to accomplish.
"A lot of people get caught up in the physical parts of the game, which are very important, but it's also the attention to detail that matters."
Although he had a busy summer, Cox was still in regular contact with the UA coaching staff.
"I talk with the coaches as much as possible," Cox said. "I usually talk with them once a week when it is allowed. We talk about all kinds of things. They make sure I'm continuing to work hard and they want me in Tucson as quickly as possible."
In the mean time, other schools will continue to recruit Cox.
"Yeah, I still hear from schools," Cox said. "They usually say the same things: they know I'm committed, but the recruiting process isn't over and they will still keep an eye on me."