Another Offer for Cox

Angier (NC) Harnett Central star Rodney Cox did his best to impress scouts this spring as he attended the Scout.com combine in Durham and a local Shrine Bowl combine, and now he has added another scholarship offer from an upstart SEC program.

Angier (NC) Harnett Central star Rodney Cox did his best to impress scouts this spring as he attended the Scout.com combine in Durham and a local Shrine Bowl combine, and now he has added another scholarship offer from an upstart SEC program.

"I got another offer in," Cox told Pack Pride. "South Carolina just offered me. That was a pretty good one to get. I just like the coach, Steve Spurrier.. that's what I like about them.

"I now have [offers] from East Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, and Clemson."

A dual-threat quarterback, Cox ran a spread-option style offense similar to the offense employed by Urban Meyer at Florida. As a junior, he completed 70-of-132 passes (53%) for 1,471 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,370 yards and 32 touchdowns.

"My ability to pass the ball and run are my strengths," Cox said. "I think that helps me when I play. People say I play like Vince Young, the Texas quarterback."

Scout.com recruiting analyst Miller Safrit also believes the 6-foot-6, 216-pound athlete could play quarterback in college, but admits that with his size and speed he could also star at other positions as well.

Cox is one of the state's top '07 prospects.

"First and foremost, Cox is a tremendous athlete and the type of player you just want to put the ball in his hands," Safrit said. "Should he stick to quarterback, he has some work to do on his footwork and mechanics, but he has the arm to play and hit the deep cuts. He has quick feet, makes good reads in finding a hole while following blockers, and could easily make the transition to wide receiver where he showed good hands in San Antonio for the combine.

"Cox has a huge frame at 6-6 and great athleticism, which allows him the potential to play nearly any position on the field. He certainly has the arm to play quarterback, and he throws a catchable ball though he may be erratic with his mechanics at times."

While he hopes his college position will be quarterback, Cox admits that he is open to playing another position should he need to do so.

"If it needs to be done it will be done," he said. "I'll play anywhere, it doesn't matter to me. I want to stay at quarterback, but I could play tight end, or defensive end... wide receiver too."

Regarded as a top-10 prospect in the state of North Carolina, Cox says that he doesn't have a leader, but informed Pack Pride that NC State is recruiting him the hardest.

"I like the program and facilities at [NC] State," he said. "I'd say they are recruiting me the hardest."

Cox maintains that he is only considering South Carolina, NC State, East Carolina, and Clemson at this time, and is in no hurry to make a decision. "I want to do it sometime during the season... I want to weigh my options first."


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