Jake Cox is a Jayhawk

Iowa Central offensive lineman <b>Jake Cox</b> will play football at Kansas. Details inside.<br>

Iowa Central offensive lineman Jake Cox was scheduled to officially visit Michigan State this upcoming weekend.

However, knowing he could sign a letter of intent before the visit, Cox fell in love with his visit to Kansas last weekend so much that he is now officially a Jayhawk.

"I signed my letter of intent with Kansas this morning," said Cox. "I just knew that is where I wanted to go so I felt there was no reason to even take a visit to Michigan State. Coach (Steve) Stripling and the guys up there have been fantastic to me, but my heart is with Kansas. I really believe the Big 12 North is wide open next fall, and we can make a strong move up the conference."

When Cox called the Jayhawk coaches this morning to inform them of the news, a battle ensued on who should hear the news first.

"Coach (Ed) Warinner was the first coach I told, but Coach (Nick) Quataro wasn't very happy about that," added Cox, who will move to Lawrence on January 19th. "He told me he was the one recruiting me, and wanted to be the guy that got to hear first. So, I re-iterated to him that I wanted to be a Jayhawk. The coaching staff there is great, and I look forward to playing for them."

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