Panthers interested in Delaware DE

Delaware has never been known for producing Division 1 talent before, but this recruiting season sees the Panthers recruiting two of the tiny state's best. Star QB Gene Delle Donne was the first. The second is a tough, quick DE, who like Delle Donne hails from Wilmington, albeit at a different school.

Greg Cox, from St. Mark in Wilmington, is hearing a lot from the Panthers lately. At just over 6'2" and weighing in at 219 pounds, Cox still has some growing to do at the position. But after viewing tape of the St. Mark defensive end, Panther coach Tom Freeman informed Cox's father, Glenn, that he wanted to visit his son at his school in May.

"I am very interested in playing for Pitt," said Cox. "Pitt would definitely be at the top of my wish list."

Cox will attend the Nike Combine at Penn State on May 15th, and possible summer camp destinations include Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Rutgers, where Cox recently attended a Junior Day.

Cox is a good athlete, running a 4.7 40, benching 265 pounds, squatting 400 pounds, and posting a 31" vertical. He was also Honorable Mention All-State as an offensive guard. On defense, he was responsible for 18 tackles for a loss.

Cox, who has a 3.24 GPA, has heard from Clemson, Marshall, Rutgers and Illinois, but it's Pitt that has shown the most interest recently, via letters.

"Two last week and one this week already," said Cox.

That puts the Panthers, along with Illinois, at the top of Cox's list, right ahead of Marshall, Clemson, and Rutgers.


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