With Ivey down to Auburn and Florida for his college choice, Cox spent much of his time trying to convince the five-star offensive tackle to join him on the Plains. While Ivey is definitely a big piece of the puzzle in the 2015 class for Coach Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and company, Cox said that no matter if Ivey comes to Auburn or not he feels good about his decision to be a Tiger.
“They always tell me they’re so excited for me to be part of the family,” Cox said. “They tell me even if Tez doesn’t end up coming that they want me for who I am and what I can do. That’s what I really like. I hope Tez decides to go there with me.”
“I enjoyed every moment of it and I know he did, too,” Cox added. “To spend time with him there and to go around the city with him was a good time. We went through the new wellness center. It was just a good time. I told him it would be awesome because we could be roommates there.”
Even though much of the weekend was spent working on Ivey and trying to get him to join the Tigers, Cox said just as important for him was getting his entire family on the campus at the same time to show them what he saw in Auburn.
“It was real important because we all haven’t been up there together yet,” Cox said. “It was a good time just hanging out. We stayed in the Auburn Hotel. It was good to spend time with the coaches and everything. I just loved it.”
In addition to Ivey, Cox has also been busy trying to convince other prospects to come on board for the 2015 class. One of those is four-star quarterback Deondre Francois from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Announcing his decision on Thursday between Auburn, Florida State and Oregon, Francois would be the second quarterback in Auburn’s class if he chose the Tigers, something Cox believes is a possibility.
“I have been texting him and I wrote him on Facebook (Monday night),” Cox said. “I’m recruiting him and trying to get him."