Cox Down to Three

Quarterback Rodney Cox is one of the most highly regarded in-state prospects not yet committed. NC State has been particularly strong with the talented athlete for months. He's narrowed his list to three favorites and we've got the latest on where he's leaning.

Quarterback Rodney Cox has an offer from NC State and he has narrowed his list down to three. Who is the Angier (N.C.) Harnett County prospect considering?

"It's down to East Carolina, South Carolina and NC State," said Cox. "I have offers from all three. I'd say they're all pretty even right now."

What does Cox like about each school?

"I like the same things in all three of them," he said. "I think all three programs are on the right track. They aren't where they want to be yet, but they're moving in the right direction.

"All three schools have great fans, and I'd like to play in a good college football environment like that. I like the facilities at NC State a lot, too."

Of the three, NC State is the only school Cox has visited.

"I went to State's game against Appalachian State a while back and had a real good time. They're a lot better since then. I want to go to ECU and South Carolina, but I might wait until after I take the SAT. I think I'll do well on them, but I've got to take care of that first."

The 6-6, 210-pound quarterback has a great skill set and drew attention from schools like Clemson, Florida, Virginia Tech and West Virginia before narrowing things down. What does he think he can bring to an offense?

"I have good size and I can run when things break down. I have a lot of upside and I'm maturing pretty fast. I think once I got to a school I would start improving from day one. Other than that, I just have this drive to win. I play with a lot of heart."

Should Cox perform well on the SAT, he may see a surge in attention from schools other than the three he is currently considering. Cox has led Harnett County to an 8-0 record on the year.

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 could easily make the transition to wide receiver where he showed good hands in San Antonio for the combine." -- Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit

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