Cox Comments On Visit To Auburn

Bessemer Academy running back Jeremy Cox talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Birmingham, Ala.--One of the top running back prospects in Alabama before a knee injury sidelined him just two games into his senior season, Bessemer Academy's Jeremy Cox is just now beginning to get interest back from schools around the South. One of those is the Auburn Tigers.

This past weekend, Cox took an official visit to Auburn along with high school teammate and longtime friend Harris Gaston, an Auburn commitment. Taking in the sights of Auburn and getting a feel for the campus, the 5-11, 190 Cox says the visit went very good.

"It was great," Cox says. "We did a lot of fun things with the players. They treated us real nice."

Currently without any offers, Cox visited the Tigers with the understanding that he would likely be a walk-on to the program. While he's still hearing from some other schools and could possibly receive a late offer, Cox says that right now he's pretty intent on being a Tiger down the road.

"I tore my ACL and I was being recruited by Auburn," Cox says. "A bunch of colleges backed off on me. When I went down to Auburn the first couple of times I really fell in love with it. That's where I wanted to go.

"I'm kind of sold on it," Cox says. "I think I'm going to walk on. There are a couple of schools I'm looking at, but I really don't want to say who. If I could get a scholarship that would be even better, but I'm kind of sold on Auburn. If I could get a scholarship from Auburn that would be great too."

Playing just six quarters before injuring his knee, Cox had racked up almost 400 rushing yards and five touchdowns during that time. As a junior he rushed for 2,203 yards and 29 touchdowns on just 213 carries.

Perhaps the person who knows as much about Cox's ability as a player and a person is Gaston. A future Auburn linebacker, Gaston says he hopes to continue playing football with his best friend for years to come.

"I have been knowing Jeremy since the seventh grade," Gaston says. "Knowing he wants to go to Auburn and play football with me, it would be good to have him.

"He's a great player," Gaston adds. "He has a run you over attitude. He's a great player. I would love to see him play running back for Auburn."

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