#6 Ranked Player in Mississippi
Name: Fletcher Cox
School: Yazoo City
City: Yazoo City, MS
Vitals: 6' 4", 240, 4.8
Date of Birth: December 13, 1990
Primary Position: DE
Projected Position: DE
2007 Football Season: 103 tackles, 11 sacks, 2 int's and 1 defensive TD. Named 2nd Team Class 4A All-State and 2007 Defensive Line of the Year by Delta Touchdown Club.
Why Top 40 in Football: "I feel that I am one of the top players because I work hard at everything I do, and I help my team win games. I do my assessments to make me a better player."
Main colleges interested in Fletcher: MSU, Alabama, and Ole Miss
Other athletes in my family: Cousin plays for Alcorn
Scholarship offers: MSU, USM, Ole Miss, Alcorn State, Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, and Maryland
Closest to offering next: Michigan
Scouts at Spring practice: LSU, Auburn, MSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Michigan, and Maryland
Received phone calls from: Auburn, Ole Miss, Michigan, and MSU
Cox's top schools: Committed to MSU
MSU: "I committed to MSU because everytime I went there it was like home. All of the facilities that I toured were nice, and Coach Croom is trying to build a program down there. All of the coaches that I have met I get a long with real good. I am going to take some visits, but the only way I am not going to be a Bulldog is if they get rid of Coach Croom or some of their staff. As long as the staff is there, that's where I am going."
Summer Camps: Alcorn State (June), MSU (July, and Alabama (July)
Nickname: Bug Eye
Tell us something nobody else knows: "Fishing and hunting are my two things. I fish and hunt all of the time.."
Best Player faced: Vergy from West Point (rising junior)
If not Fletcher Cox, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Josh Boyd
Game(s) I'm most anticipating: Vicksburg and Ridgeland
Favorite college team(s) growing up: LSU
Favorite college football player: Glenn Dorsey
Favorite pro football player: L.T.
Favorite Food: Steak and potato
Favorite Movie: Gone in 60 seconds
Favorite Video Game: NCAA '08
In my CD Player: Lil Weebie
Pregame Hype Song: "We ready"
Biggest Influence: Coach Wallace
Biggest Fan(s): Mom and little niece
Biggest Fear: Knee injury
2nd Best Sport: Basketball
thing if I sign pro contract: Find me a good agent
Dream date: Gabriel Union
Grades: 2.6 GPA / Waiting for latest ACT results
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