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Name: Rodney Cox
Hometown: Angier, North Carolina
High School: Harnett Central High School
Notes: Cox just might be East Carolina's top 2007 signee, as he was arguably the state's top senior quarterback prospect.
Cox finished his prep career with nearly 5,200 rushing yards and 4,700 passing yards, and he completed 42-of-90 passes for 1,042 yards and 17 touchdowns while running for an additional 1,866 yards with another 24 touchdowns as a senior in 2006. As a junior, he rushed for 2,470 yards and 35 TDs as a junior while also completing 70-of-132 passes (53.0 completion percentage) for 1,471 yards and 17 touchdowns, and Cox burst on the scene as a sophomore when he ran for 1,310 yards and passed for 1,726 yards.
He can impact the game with his arm or his legs, and he would be the perfect long-term replacement for the explosive James Pinkney. Simply put, he is a big-time pickup for the Pirates.
Cox Quote: "My ability to pass the ball and run are my strengths. I think that helps me when I play. People say I play like Vince Young."
Scouting Report: "First and foremost, Cox is a tremendous athlete and the type of player you just want to put the ball in his hands. Should he stick to quarterback, he has some work to do on his footwork and mechanics but he certainly has the arm to play and hit the deep cuts. He has quick feet, makes good reads in finding a hole while following blockers, and coudl easily make the transition to wide receiver where he showed good hands in San Antonio for the combine." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit
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