Coxson Still Deliberating

Coxson's final officially visit will likely be to Penn State, where he's been committed to since last spring. "I'm still committed," Coxson said. "Nothing has changed. I know I'll take an official visit there, but I'm not sure when. I think that they had an excellent season and it was great getting to follow them this year. It's a great program." Nittany Lion coaches visited Coxson yesterday.

Adrian Coxson, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound five-star wide receiver from City College High School in Baltimore, Md., took his first official visit last weekend (Nov. 28) to Florida.

"It went well," Coxson said. "I liked the coaches and how they interact with their players. They seem to have a pretty good relationship outside of football."

Coxson, ranked as the No. 8 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, visited the Gators for their senior day and admits he was impressed with the send off the senior Gators received. "It was a really special moment," he said. "It was cool seeing them getting acknowledged at the beginning of the game like that.

"But the atmosphere was crazy during the whole game," he said. "They have some really loyal fans."

His player-hosts were (junior cornerback) Joe Haden and (freshman linebacker) Jelani Jenkins.

"I also really liked the facilities there," he said about the Gators. "It's just a great campus."

Coxson says he also spoke with coach Urban Meyer briefly. "He just talked to me about the importance of getting an education," he said. "And how important hard work is for them."

On Dec. 11, Coxson will be visiting Georgia. "I'm looking forward to that," he said. "I like that they know how to develop good athletes. They have good players every year and send guys to the NFL a lot."

Coxson's final official visit will likely be to Penn State, where he's been committed to since last spring. "I'm still committed," he said. "Nothing has changed.

"I know I'll take an official visit there, but I'm not sure when," he said. "I think that they had an excellent season and it was great getting to follow them this year. It's a great program."

The Nittany Lions are hoping that he doesn't change his mind and (defensive line) coach Larry Johnson and (recruiting coordinator) Mike McQueary were the first coaches to visit him at home on Dec. 1. "It was a little awkward because I'm still looking around," he admitted. "But they just said to do what I feel is right.

"I told them about my next visit and we talked about me setting up a trip with them too," he said. "They said that if I'm gonna go somewhere else to let them know so they can still go after some other guys."

Coxson denies a time frame for making a final decision and wouldn't give a percentage on the chances of him sticking with his commitment to the Nittany Lions.

He finished his senior season (7-3) with over 1,000 yards rushing and 600 yards passing. "I had somewhere between 15 and 20 (total) touchdowns," he said.

Coxson plans on majoring in either sports medicine or sports management. He reports a 3.1 core GPA and 1400 three-part SAT.


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