Will KSU Make The Top 10?

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State has gone out of state to scour for some of the best talent on defense in the country and Demetrious Cox is one player the staff would love to join them in Manhattan. With a long list of offers, Demetrious is ready to narrow his list to 10 schools.

One of the top ranked defensive backs in the country, Demetrious Cox holds a bevy of offers from Division I programs around the country. Weighing in at 6-foot-1 and 192 or so pounds with great strength and speed – it is easy to see why so many programs would like Demetrious to commit to their programs.

In talking with Demetrious, he informed KStateFans that he is going to sit down in the next couple weeks and narrow his list of favorites to 10 schools and then take all his visits and decide where he would like to play his college football.

"I don't think I am going to go to any campus camps this summer. I made the Nike Oregon camp and really I think that is the only one I am going to take this summer. I really do not have a favorite right now but I am going to sit down and narrow all the schools down to my top 10," Cox stated.

With an offer in hand by Kansas State and being recruited by Coach Michael Smith for the ‘Cats, we asked Demetrious if K-State would make his top 10 list.

"Yes, Kansas State is going to make my top 10, I am interested in them," he told KStateFans.

Coach Smith is a large part of why this star out of state safety is considering the Purple and White. "

I know Coach Smith and the program and how they like to run things down there. I know how I would fit into what they are doing, how I fit their work ethic, their style, being a leader on the field and just how I fit in there. We have talked about how strong a work ethic you have and wanting players who are leaders and just the people they have and how they like to do things."

With a 4.48 time in the forty, Cox has the speed to play and size really to play any defensive back position but free safety he says is his favorite position and where he feels most comfortable.

"I like the Free Safety position the best. I like to come up and make plays and shut the passing game down by being able to move around in the backfield and then break up plays. Some schools are recruiting my at wide receiver and the wildcat position but free safety is where I am the most comfortable."

A good student in the classroom with a 3.4 gpa, Cox says if there is any one thing that stands out about his play it is being physical.

"Physicality! That is what I bring. I love to hit and I love the contact. When the balls gets there or goes up, I am going to cover the ground to get there or go sideline to sideline working man on man and when I get there I am going to be very physical."

Not in a hurry to decide, Cox said he will take all five of his official visits and personally see what each school has to offer before making a decision.

6-foot-1 Free safeties with 4.48 forties and 3.4 gpa's who love to hit and be physical are not your every day variety of high school player – something that explains why so many schools would welcome Demetrious Cox to their program with open arms.


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