Name: Rodney Cox
Hometown: Angier, North Carolina
High School: Harnett Central High School
Notes: Cox is off to an outstanding start in his senior season, leading Harnett Central to a 2-0 mark. In the opener, he rushed for 149 yards on 12 carries while passing for another 141 yards and two scores. In this weekend's win over Fuquay-Varina, he rushed for 152 yards on 22 carries, including a pair of touchdowns on the ground, and completed 8-of-9 passes for 109 yards.
He can impact the game with his arm or his legs, and when his high school career is over it will be interesting to see what position he plays on the next level. Will he remain at quarterback? Could he make the transition to wide receiver, where his size, speed, and agility would make him a nightmare for opposing defensive backs? Slight at 220 pounds with a frame that suggests he can get much bigger, will he add the weight and potentially play tight end or even defensive end?
Cox is a true prospect, and he is the type of target teams covet. It doesn't matter what position he plays because he is a great football player that can help any program with his ability.
His recruitment remains the same, as teams such as NC State, East Carolina, Clemson, and South Carolina all remain in the mix. He has an upcoming unofficial visit to NC State for the Wolfpack's season opener, and he did state that currently he has a timeframe for making a decision.
"I'll probably go to the first NC State home game," said Cox. "Sometime during my season I'm going to make a decision."
Cox Quote: "My ability to pass the ball and run are my strengths. I think that helps me when I play. People say I play like Vince Young, the Texas quarterback."
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 coudl 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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