Cox raves about visits

Chandler Cox visited Alabama and Auburn this weekend and both programs made big impressions on the 2015 fullback. Get the latest from the Apopka (Fla.) standout here.

Alabama and Auburn offered Chandler Cox last week and he visited both programs this weekend with his Apopka teammate, Martez Ivey. They started the trip at Alabama on Friday where the two got all the attention.

"We met with all of the coaches and then had a tour around the campus and saw the dorms and everything. It was like first-class treatment because we were the only recruits there on Friday, so that was pretty nice and it was just us they were focused on." Cox said.

Cox said he was able to have some great conversations with the Alabama coaches and he sees the opportunity to play early with the Tide.

"I talked to (offensive coordinator) coach (Lane) Kiffin a lot, I talked to (head) coach (Nick) Saban, I talked to running backs coach (Burton Barns). They just said I could be a big part of their offense, I'd be a fullback, which they haven't had for a long time. They said they have a fullback now that's really like a running back and he's leaving next year and they don't have anybody else after that. I could have an opportunity to play early at Alabama, so that's pretty cool," he said.

"I was extremely excited when I left, I didn't really want to leave. It was awesome. I was really excited and I loved every minute of it, seeing the stadium, the weight room, and the locker room."

Auburn was the next stop on Saturday for the Tigers' Junior Day. Cox was able to spend some time with head coach Gus Malzahn in his office.

"Coach Malzahn is a really good coach, he's really personable and really listens to you. It was pretty awesome," he said.

"We just talked about offense, he runs some wildcat too. He said I'd be a big part of the offense, not just like a third down or fourth down guy, but I'd be there all the time, so that's pretty cool. I want to play early and he said he loves playing freshmen and that I have a good opportunity to play there, so that was pretty cool to hear from him."

He also got a tour of the campus and the facilities and attended the basketball game. Like Alabama, Auburn made a big impression on the 6-foot-2, 220-pound fullback.

"It was really awesome, I definitely love Auburn a lot," he said.

"I was very excited, I definitely loved that place, the facilities, the atmosphere. I definitely loved Auburn."

Cox visited Florida a couple weeks ago and left Gainesville with Florida on top of his list. The Gators are still looking good, but Alabama and Auburn made big moves this weekend.

"It's all messed up now," Cox said with a laugh.

"It definitely makes my choices harder. Every school I go to, I love it. I had a great visit at Florida, I had a great time at Alabama and Auburn. I'd definitely say those are my top schools right now. I've made visits there, so I can say those are my top three right now."

Cox isn't sure where he'll visit next, but will have you covered when he takes his next trip.

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