Cox "100 Percent Committed" To Auburn

Auburn got a huge commitment from four-star fullback Chandler Cox from Apopka, Fla.

Apopka, Fla.--One of the top fullback prospects in the country, four-star Chandler Cox, wasn't able to make it in for Big Cat Weekend, but that didn't keep him from getting the experience.

Talking with Coach Gus Malzahn on the phone after getting a visit from Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee and position coach Scott Fountain for his spring game on Friday night, Cox decided to end his recruiting on Saturday when he committed to Auburn over Florida and Alabama.

"I have said from the beginning that I was just going to do it when it feels right, and today it just felt right," Cox told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have been wanting to do it for a while, but just wanted to wait a little bit longer. It's just a special moment and a day I have always dreamed about, committing to a college. It's probably one of the best days of my life."

Saying that he has known for over a month that Auburn was the place for him, Cox said that having two coaches visit him on the eve of the biggest recruiting weekend of the year spoke volumes for him and showed him how much he was wanted.

"It was a blessing," Cox said. "I loved it and loved that they came down. I just told them thank you for coming down. It means a lot to me and shows how much they care. Just like I have said from the beginning, the relationship with the coaches was what I was looking for and that mentor.

"Coach Fountain will be my position coach up there," he added. "He'll be right there along with me. He recruited me this whole time. I have built a good relationship with him and that's what I really like."

With the loss of Jay Prosch and not a true player at the position currently on the roster, Cox is the perfect fit for Auburn's offense down the road. That's one of the things he said was big in his initial interest in the Tigers and a reason for his commitment.

"I have always watched it," Cox said of Auburn's offense. "When I came to Apopka I started playing the H-Back position and I knew Auburn ran the offense. I would say, 'I want to play for Auburn.' I just made my dream a reality because what they do in the offense is what I like."

Chandler Cox

Cox becomes Auburn's 15th commitment for the 2015 class as he chose the Tigers over the Gators, Crimson Tide, Kentucky and Tennessee. With his decision out of the way Cox said that's it for him and he's fully committed.

"I'm going to stick with Auburn," Cox said. "I'm done taking visits. I'm 100 percent committed to Auburn. I made that decision because that's where I want to be."


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