The Rundown: Justin Cox

West Point's Justin Cox knows a thing or two about winning football games. Over the course of the last two seasons, Justin has led the Green Wave to a combined record of 28-2 and back to back 5A state championships. Prior to the 2010 season, Cox verbally committed to Mississippi State and Coach Dan Mullen. Justin has not wavered from that decision and is set to ink with the Bulldogs on signing day

During the past two seasons, Justin Cox has racked up just over 4,000 yards of offense and had a hand in 49 Green Wave touchdowns.

Justin ran and passed for over 1,000 yards in 2010 and was arguably the most valuable player in the 5A state title game where he ran for a pair of early scores to give West Point a lead over Brookhaven they would never relinquish.

Cox was one of the standouts at the combine in Tupelo were he recorded the top overall times in the 40 yard dash (4.48) and the short shuttle (4.04).

Justin also nosed out Madison Central standout and fellow Mississippi State commitment Joe Price at the line in the fastest man competition.

Following the 2010 campaign, Cox earned a roster spot for Team Mississippi in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic where he earned the start at left cornerback.

Recruited as a corner, Cox has the physical attributes to be as good as he wants to be on the next level.

At 6'1'', 175 pounds, Justin is a bigger corner who has the speed needed to play the position and the added benefit of size which will allow him to play head up with some of the SEC's more physical wide outs.

In addition to having elite straight line speed, Cox has excellent change of direction and can flip his hips to run with any wideout looking to blow the top off of coverage.

He has the quickness to defend the underneath routes and enough burst to recover when a pass catcher gains a little separation.

Justin is also a very competitive player who takes pride in winning the one-on-one match ups.

Cox is a raw talent who will only get better as he learns to play the position under the direction of college coaching.


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