One of the most electrifying quarterbacks on the east coast is 6-6, 210 pound Rodney Cox from Harnett Central High School in Angier, NC. With the ball in his hands, he has proven to be one of the most dangerous players in the state. Cox has tremendous vision and uncanny quickness and agility for a player his size.
This past Friday he wowed the crow at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School when he put his amazing rushing talents on display and showed a pretty good passing arm as well. Although he has almost a sidearm-like delivery, Cox still managed to throw for nearly 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns. However, he knows that to excel at the QB position in college he'll need to take his passing game to the next level. He recently told Pack Pride that he's been working diligently to do just that.
"I've been working a lot more on my passing but I've also got to keep working on staying in the pocket and knowing the routes and, if I do that, we should have a great season. My main target has been to get my passing down. We're probably going to be about 60% passing and 40% running this year."
So far, Cox has earned scholarship offers from NC State, South Carolina, East Carolina and Clemson. Once considered an NC State lean, Cox says he's got an open mind to recruiting at the current time.
"Right now I'm just looking at everybody," said Cox. "I've got to see which program can get me to the next level."
Although they may not be his leader, at least publically, the Pack does appear to be a major player in the Cox sweepstakes.
"I think they've (NC State) got a nice program, nice facilities and they're nice people to be around. Coach Chuck Amato, he's great. He's a great football coach. I think NC State is recruiting me the hardest right now. They keep in touch with me all the time."
Scouting Report: "First and foremost, Cox is a tremendous athlete and the type of player you just want to put the ball in his hands. Should he stick to quarterback, he has some work to do on his footwork and mechanics but he certainly 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." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit
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