"I want to really raise the bar for my visit," Cox said. "I have only been to the games, I haven't really seen the campus and stuff and I am really interested to see the rest. Hopefully it impresses me even more."
Cox, his father and two family friends (who are also friends with the PSU coaches) are leaving Jeannette at 6 a.m. to make it to Happy Valley with plenty of time to explore.
The Lions are scheduled to have their third practice of the spring in the afternoon.
"I want to get a feel for the practice and the flow of how everything goes," Cox said. "I haven't seen any of the weight room yet so I am pretty excited to do that."
He added of his decision, "I think I am probably going to know after football season."
And when you ask about his game, Cox knows exactly what Penn State fans should expect from him. "I try to be really aggressive," Cox said. "I show a lot of emotion and I try to be really dominant."
He's been that way since he was young.
"I was a black belt in karate when I was 6 years old," Cox said with a chuckle. "I was in the newspaper for being the youngest black belt in Pennsylvania."
That aggressive nature is sure to generate even more headlines once he takes his football game to the college level. Whether that happens at Penn State or somewhere else remains to be seen.