Cox now up to 12 offers

BYU was the first to notice and evaluate top Arizona linebacker Chans Cox. Now the recruitment for the 6-foot-3-inch, 220-pound all-state and all-region linebacker has really picked up, as he has 12 offers on the table. He's still waiting on an offer from a particular school that would like him to first make an appearance on campus.

Although Chans Cox has yet to receive a scholarship offer from BYU, Coach Tidwell was the first coach to notice and evaluate Cox.

Despite not yet having an offer from BYU, recruitment of Cox has taken off.

"It's really picked up," Cox said. "I have 12 offers now and my last one was from Utah. I got an offer from Notre Dame, Oregon State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, ASU, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington, Boise State, Tulsa and Duke. I can't even remember them all, but there's quite a few."

While BYU has yet to offer the Blue Ridge High School product, Cox still keeps in close contact with Tidwell when he can.

"I get letters from him and we keep in touch with Facebook a lot," Cox said. ‘It's going good and he's a great guy. I've been definitely keeping in touch with Coach Tidwell, and I think they really want me to get out there and just check BYU out and see if it's something I'm interested in. I'm hoping sometime I can get out there.

"From what Coach Tidwell has said they really like me. They really want me to get out there, and with BYU it's a very unique school and is a LDS school. I'm sure with Coach Tidwell, he just wants me to come out there and see if I would be comfortable there."

At BYU, recruits are measured against three general evaluation pillars: academics, football skills and character.

"I know Coach Tidwell knows that I have good character," Cox said. "I can't even count how many times he's been up to my school to talk to my coach and just to say hi. He knows all about that with me. He knows about my character, academics and how I play football skills. He loves all of that about me.

"I'm a strong Christian and Coach Tidwell knows that. That's something that plays a big part in my life he knows that's there. Like I said I just really think he wants me to come out and visit the campus and meet the coaches to see how I feel."

Cox is confident that a Cougar offer could be coming his way.

"I really do think that if I were to go out there and meet all the coaches and feel comfortable out there, I'm almost positive they would offer me," Cox said. "I'm almost positive that's what would happen."

So, he said he really wants to visit BYU.

"I don't think I'll be able to go out there for camp because of my shoulder," said Cox, who had shoulder surgery last December and is currently rehabbing, "but I would like to get out there and be on campus either in spring or in the summer sometime."

Before he chooses a school, Cox has a lot of thinking to do.

"I'm not sure on any school right now and I'm still thinking about some. I'm just making a list of the schools that I want to get out to, and then I'll definitely have more of an idea then."

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