Kansas in the Mix for Hard-Hitting Safety

Phog.net caught a few minutes with C.J. Cox, the stud safety from Garland, Texas to talk about where his recruitment is.

At 6’0” 190 pounds, C.J. Cox is known best for blowing up receivers and running backs all over high school football fields in Texas. With his ability to read and react, and then attack, C.J. is also getting a lot of attention from some big time football programs around the country.

Louisville and TCU called a little over a week ago,” replied Cox. “So, they are in the mix now.”

With the addition of the Cardinals and Horned Frogs, Cox looks to have some sorting out to do when naming a list of the top five schools.

“OSU (Oklahoma State), Louisville, TCU, Nebraska, and Kansas,” said Cox. “That’s probably my top 5 now”

The recent success of the Jayhawks has taken many people by surprise, and you can count Cox as one of those people who is pleasantly surprised by the success that they Jayhawks are having this season.

“They are surprising me this year. They are playing really good football this season,” replied Cox. “I like how they develop players, like Aqib Talib. I’ve been watching him for a couple of years now.”

With his season coming to an end in the coming weeks and his recruitment heating up, setting up visits is something that Cox is looking to do soon. Especially since, he was unable to make the Kansas versus Baylor game on the 13th.

“I plan on setting up visits this week sometime,” said Cox. “Especially since I got my test scores last Saturday and everything is good to go.”

Cox currently has plans to make at least 4 visits, and will possibly make the 5th visit if need be.

“Kansas will certainly get a visit.”

That’s great news for the Jayhawks, who certainly have a lot to brag about right now with their new football facilities being built and, of course, being off to a 6-0 start doesn’t hurt either.

Records aren’t the only thing that Cox wants to check out before making a decision on where he will spend his next four to five year.

“Things that are important to me are education, environment, coaching staff, and a place where I have a chance to play on the field quickly.”

Those are things that all five schools can provide, but Kansas, unlike the others, looks to be progressing the most at the moment. That might be just the direction that Cox wants to be going when he makes his decision sometime after the New Year.

Right now, C.J. still had OSU leading the group, but he does insist that he will make at least four visits before deciding on where he will play next season. Being close to home, for his dad to see his games, is important, but not a huge factor in his final decision.

C.J. enjoys watching defenses that fly around and attack the ball. With the Jayhawks climbing their way up the top 25 rankings, C.J. will get pleny of opportunities to watch the Hawks on National T.V. and see Coach Young’s defense do some flying around of their own.


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