Cox says he hopes to visit UW this summer

One of the top linebackers on Washington's radar right now is Blue Ridge (Lakeside, Az.) LB Chans Cox. The talented prospect said he had hoped to visit Washington for their Junior Day and Spring Game last night, but since things didn't work out, he's hoping to make it up to the Emerald City at some point this summer...

"I was hoping to get up for the Spring Game and their Junior Day, but my dad is a principal here nearby and he couldn't get away," Cox told "Since we didn't make it up this spring, I'd say there is a great chance I will be up there this summer and they are a school I'm looking at for an official visit too."

Cox isn't ready to name a list of favorites and was adamant that is isn't close to naming who he wants to officially visit, but he admitted Washington is a school he's at least favoring.

"I've known coach (Peter) Sirmon for a long time, ever since he was at Tennessee, so when he moved to Washington he was really excited that he got to recruit me," Cox said. "He was just down here the other day meeting with my coach and my coach said the visit went great."

As a sophomore, Cox was named All-State and All-Region after making 86 tackles and 8 sacks and this past season, while leading a defense that allowed just seven points per game and posted five shutouts on their way to a perfect season and a state championship, he totaled 61 tackles from his inside spot.

With his ideal height/weight combo (6'3", 230) to go along with his outstanding instincts, athleticism and productivity, Cox has piqued the interest of schools from across the country and he has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Duke, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tulsa, USC, Utah and Washington State as well as the Huskies.

"USC and Cal are my most recent two," Cox said. "I haven't really been talking to any other schools and that's fine because I really like the schools that have offered and those are the ones I'm the most interested in."

Cox maintains he still plans to take all of his official visits and will make his decision after his senior season.

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