Stopping By Lincoln

It's not just the some of the nation's elite in the 2012 class visiting Lincoln next week for the Nebraska/Ohio State game. A handful of talented 2013 products will be on hand as well – including Blue Ridge HS (AZ) linebacker Chans Cox.

If you don't remember Cox and his ties to Nebraska read here:

"We were contemplating on whether we were going to go or not, because we didn't know if we would be able to spend anytime with the coaches," said the junior. "We understand that official visitors are going on and they have to spend time with the class ahead of me. But it's really the only weekend that worked out for me to come up there because it's a night game. It will be easy to get there on time."

Cox, who is an early 4-star player in 2013 class, has received mail and emails from programs across the country.

"It's been crazy, so many I can't list them all. I think though when I start going on visits and stuff, the offers could start coming in and my recruitment will start to be different," said Cox – who has been out the past few weeks of the season with an injury.

"Unfortunately I have been having a little shoulder problem, but I'm playing next week. I have been going through rehab. I separated it, but it's getting better.

"My stats won't be where I wanted them, but that's okay. I would have probably only played a half or so in the games I missed anyways."

Cox put himself on the map last season after recording 86 tackles and eight sacks as a sophomore. He was named to the Arizona All-state team and immediately started to draw attention from recruiting services and college programs.

Cox is one of only four middle linebackers rated a 4-star player in the 2013 class on the at the moment.

"I will totally be truthful, I didn't even realize that I had been upgraded to a 4-star player until my dad and me were looking at my profile one day," said Cox. "It's just another building block and motivation for me to do the best I can. But I'm trying to stay confident, but not boisterous. I don't want to get a big head about anything."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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