Nation's No. 1 FB, OT To Visit Auburn

Auburn commitment Chandler Cox and teammate Martez Ivey are expected to visit the Tigers this weekend.

Apopka, Fla.--The nation’s No. 1 rated fullback and Auburn commitment Chandler Cox will be back on the Plains this weekend to get another look at the Tigers before his senior season begins and he won’t be alone. Joining him will be the top rated offensive tackle prospect in the country, five-star Martez Ivey.

Part of an Auburn class that is rated as one of the top groups in the country, Cox said he is pumped up about being back on campus this weekend along with his family and he's especially happy with how the 2015 class is coming together for the Tigers.

“I’m really excited,” Cox said. “There are some great guys committed and I’m trying to get more guys committed. I see all the guys and great players and I’m just excited to join with them and win national championships.”

The biggest target for Cox is Ivey. One of his closest friends, Ivey is a dominating blocker in Apopka’s run-oriented offense. A physical freak who is very reminiscent of Greg Robinson coming out of high school, Ivey has a top two of Auburn and Florida and Cox said the Tigers are definitely in the mix.

“He will be with me,” Cox said. “I think Auburn is in a really good position with him. He loves it up there. Hopefully, he will pull the trigger soon.

“I talk to him about it every day and how cool it would be to play at the next level together,” he added. “I just tell him about the coaching staff and how they are honest and also how it would be a great fit for him because we do kind of the same stuff here at Apopka in the offense. I just tell him it would be awesome.”

Martez Ivey

Committing to Auburn two months ago, Cox said his ties to the Tigers have only grown stronger since making his decision. A player capable of playing fullback and H-Back on the next level, he said everything about his choice has been 100 percent positive.

“It’s just a special place,” Cox said. “The people are awesome up there. It’s like another family up there. Everywhere you go in Auburn the people are just so nice. I love the coaches and the university.

"I like how it’s not like a huge city. It just felt really good and felt like that’s where I belong and that’s why I committed. I didn’t really feel like that with any other university.”

Even though he’s fully on board with the Tigers, Cox said it’s important for him to get another visit to Auburn under his belt before the Blue Darters get back on the field this fall. Wanting to continue to build the relationship with Coach Gus Malzahn and staff before he enrolls in school in January, he said he can’t wait to be back once again.

“It’s very important to me and my family,” Cox said of his upcoming visit. “We’re coming up as a family. We’ve never been there as a family so we’re just going to enjoy our time there and kind of explore more and spend time with the coaches. It’s really just to hang out and get up there. I’m excited.”

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