Busy Summer For Cox

One of the top safety prospects in the Northeast, Demetrious Cox talked to Fight On State about his off-season and his recruiting plans for the fall.

Top Penn State DB Target Demetrious Cox has been traveling around the country this summer for the sport he loves.

Most recently, he ventured to Beaverton, Ore., as one of the 150 top prospects invited to Nike's The Opening camp -- an experience that he won't soon forget.

"The Opening made you feel professional," Cox said. "And just being around what we love to do everyday with such great people was a crazy experience."

And perhaps the most memorable part of the experience was the time spent off the field.

"The NFL players were great," Cox said. "They really let their guards down around us and were cool."

He continued,"It's funny how talking to people you see on TV and seeing how much (you have) in common and how they are normal people like us."

A couple of players in particular really stood out for Cox.

"I spent most of my time with Aaron Brooks," Cox said. "He is a great guy, and would be a perfect mentor. I talked to Patrick Peterson a lot too. He is one of my favorites."

But Cox has been taking part in more than just camps this summer. His 7-on-7 team, Western Pa., SWAG has been busy — and even picked up a new player for its most recent tournament at Pitt.

"A lot of players couldn't play with SWAG because a lot of players' home teams were in it," Cox said. "So we called Jesse James into play."

James, an early Penn State commitment for the Class of 2012, impressed pretty much everyone at the tournament. He is a tight end.

"He is huge," Cox said of James. "He moves really well for his size and he is a great guy, too."

And even though Cox hasn't planned too far ahead in the recruiting process, he is excited for one particular visit -- one he might run into James again on.

"I can't wait till the Alabama and Penn State game," Cox said.

Since returning from the West Coast, Cox has begun to focus on his senior season with Jeannette HS and narrowing down his list of twenty plus offers.


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