Alabama QB has LSU among favorites

There are many attributes used to measure the value of a quarterback to an offense. Recently, arm-strength and mobility have become two of the more talked about attributes. Nonetheless, accuracy and football intelligence still rank the highest with this observer.

Brandon Cox, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, from Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Ala., has very good arm strength and deceptive mobility. However, his greatest asset is unbelievable accurany and the understanding of a high-powered passing attack.

Defensive schemes have moved toward increased pressure on the quarterbacks. Some offenses are countering with athletic quarterbacks and spread formations. Another method of beating the defensive pressure packages is to use a three-step drop and an accurate passer with good decision making skills. An accurate passer can find the "hot" receiver in a timely manner or deliver the ball in the right spot to a receiver facing man-coverage. Cox fits the bill perfectly according to his head coach.

"I've never seen a more accurate passer," said Hewitt-Trussvile High School Head Coach Jack Wood. "Brandon also makes great decisions with the football."

This past Friday night, Cox was on fire as he completed 18 of 19 pass attempts for 242 yards and one touchdown. He also scored two touchdowns on the ground including a nifty five-yard run. On the season, Cox has completed 44 of 59 pass attempts for 472 yards and six touchdowns while leading the 6A Huskies to a 3-0 record.

Over the summer, Cox attended football camp at Auburn and his team competed in the 7-on-7 passing competitions. Cox completed an amazing 27 straight passes to his receivers as Hewitt-Trussville gained the respect of other teams across the Southeast.

Auburn, Duke, Louisiana State, North Carolina State, UAB, and Vanderbilt have all extended scholarship offers to Cox. In fact, a pair of Tigers and the Wolfpack have made the early list of the talented signal-caller.

"LSU, Auburn, and North Carolina State are my top three right now," said Cox. "I will probably make a late decision."

Cox may choose to make a late decision about which college he will attend, but it is his quick decisions on the football field that have made him one of the top quarterback prospects in the Southeast.

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