Todd did not want to waste a year of eligibility at Pearl River CC so he redshirted. When he came home for the Christmas break, he found out that his high school forgot to type in four classes on his transcript that he took by correspondence. He notified the NCAA about the error, and he was cleared by the NCAA this afternoon.
has committed to play for Ole Miss and will enroll in January. He will have 4
1/2 years to play 4.
The following information was revealed during
our interview with Todd Cox:
We hear you committed to Ole Miss?
Why did you choose Ole Miss? "It is close to
home, and I was told I would have a chance to play early if I came there."
will you be eligible to start playing? "I am starting this semester. I am
moving there this weekend, and I will go through spring practice."
signed with Tennessee out of high school? "Yes sir."
"When I went to juco, I had time to think about it. I figured I had a chance
to play earlier at Ole Miss, so I made a change."
What happened with
you getting denied for admission out of high school? "I took four correspondence
courses and my high school stapled them to my transcript instead of typing them.
Therefore, I had to go the juco route for a semester."
Have you been
cleared? "Yes sir."
When did you get cleared? "Today. Coach
Freeze informed me about it a few hours ago."
Who else was recruiting
you before you deciding on Ole Miss? "Well, just Ole Miss really, but then
I got in contact with Alabama. Nobody knew where I was. Sparky Woods (Alabama)
knew I was at Pearl River CC and he was calling me, but I wanted to go to Ole
You never played at Pearl River CC? "No sir, I redshirted
so I could keep my four years when I got to the D1 level."
you out of high school? "Wow, let me see. Oklahoma, Ole Miss, USC, LSU, North
Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, MSU, Miami, Florida, FSU, Louisville,
Did you garner any awards after your senior season?
"I was named to the Tom Lemming All-American Team, and I was runner up to
Mr. Football to Michael Oher, who also goes to Ole Miss."
your finalist? "It went down to Ole Miss and Tennessee, but I knew I was
going to Tennessee the whole time. I grew up wanting to go to Tennessee. Coach
Orgeron came to my house the day he was hired, and he really got me to thinking
about them pretty hard. This time he got me (laugh)."
Rebels land former Tennessee signee
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