Jeannette Safety Likes Pitt

Jeannette (PA) safety Demetrious Cox updates us on his spring plans.

Demetrious Cox is a 6-0, 185-pound safety that has accumulated offers from Boston College, UConn, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, Temple and West Virginia. It's only a matter of time before his offer total hits double-digits.

Pitt was one of the schools to recently offer him, and it's a school he's very interested in. He has been to Pitt, Penn State and Michigan State for unofficial visits this spring.

"I like them a lot," Cox said of Pitt. "They keep in touch with me a lot. I just like their new coaching staff, and everything they have going on right now. They're up-tempo, really aggressive. I like that."

Cox is being recruited by Pitt defensive backs coach Tony Gibson. Having his position coach also be his chief recruiter helps give him an even bigger picture as to how Pitt might use him.

"They like the safeties to be really aggressive and be able to come up and hit somebody," Cox said. "That's the type of player that I am."

Cox has also heard a lot from Penn State, and plans to be at their spring game this Saturday.

"I like them a lot," Cox said of Penn State. "The coaches, they really hit some strong points with me. I think I can definitely go up there and compete. I keep in touch with (defensive coordinator) Tom Bradley a lot. We have a good rapport. I think I can go up there and play a little bit, and compete."

Cox participated in this past weekend's Badger Sports New Level Athletics 7-on-7 in Pittsburgh. He will also be at the Penn State Nike Football Training Camp later this month. The 7-on-7 competition, he feels, helps him even more with his development.

"I think it helps me, brings out the competitiveness in me, just get out here and compete with some of the best guys in the area," Cox added. "I can definitely take a lot from this. It makes me better as a player. It definitely helps my team."

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