Cox says its LSU

Tiger Rag reported a few days ago that LSU would be picking up a commitment from the No. 6 rated cornerback in the land and four days before Christmas he let the cat out of the bag.

"I knew LSU was it ever since my visit but I wanted to sit and think about it some just to make sure," said Perrish Cox.

As a senior, Cox picked off six passes for Waco (Texas) University and was also a threat at wide receiver with eight touchdowns. There is some talk of him possibly playing offense too but his first love is on defense.

"I'm a corner first and a receiver second," he said. "I love playing man to man and being out there on an island. I may play some wide receiver too but for now I'm a corner."

The fact that Cox wants to stay at corner bodes well for the Tigers because he is a terrific cover corner who established himself as one of the best in the country over the summer.

"We watched this kid match up with the Lone Star State's Top 6 WRs and let me tell you something, he brought his 'A' Game -- leaving no one in question about his abilities to man the CB position on the next level,"

said Texas recruiting expert Stacey Dean.

Oklahoma State was the other finalist for Cox but he had offers from many of the top programs in the South and Southwest including Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and Nebraska.

What made him choose the Tigers?

"Playing time was a big thing but I just felt the most comfortable with the coaches and the players over there," he said. "I want to win some championships too and at LSU I know I'm going to have plenty of opportunities to win a ring."

With his decision behind him, Cox said he is focusing on getting his academics in order so he can go in and compete for playing time as a true freshman. He reports a 2.5 grade point average and scored a 15 on the ACT.

Christmas came early for Les Miles and his staff as this is the third commitment this week and the second from a top-flight corner.

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