Cox talks recruiting

One of the top runners in the state of Washington this coming fall will be Jackson (Mill Creek, Wa.) RB Taylor Cox. He's been producing big numbers since his sophomore season and he's hoping to finish out his high school career with a flouish next fall. He talked with recently about recruiting and what he's doing to prepare for a big senior season.

As a sophomore in 2006, Cox rushed for 925 yards and five touchdowns and followed that up in 2007 with 1,325 yards and 13 scores as a junior and was named First Team All-Wesco South at tailback.

"I'm an elusive guy, but I want to be better inside this next year," Cox told "I have good speed, but I want to run better inside to show people I have the toughness I need to have to be successful in college."

To do that, Cox has committed himself to doing the grunt work in the offseason.

"I'm lifting four days a week right now and running and doing sprints four days a week," Cox said. "I'm focused on finishing my career on a high note and I'm also wanting to get us to the playoffs."

Cox claims a 250 pound bench press and posted a 4.5 forty time at the Competitive Edge Combine in Sumner last May.

On the recruiting front, Cox doesn't have any offers yet, but four schools have started making contact the past few weeks.

"Washington and California are the main two right now," Cox said. "Boise State and Oregon just started sending me questionaires and stuff recently.

"I'm just going to be patient and watch what comes in and then check some schools out. I don't have any offers yet, so it's not like I could commit somewhere anyway."

Cox attended almost all of the Husky home games this past fall and had hoped to make their junior day back on February 10th.

"I had a commitment I couldn't get out of so I wasn't able to go," Cox said. "I'll try and get down there for some spring practices to check them out, but right now I don't know when that would be.

"I'm going to go to U-Dub's camp and Cal's one day camp in June. They invited me to come down and work out so I'll be down there for that. Other than that I don't have any other plans, but I'll take a look at the schedule for the rest of the schools that are interested in me and see which ones I can make and which ones I want to go to."

We'll have more from Cox in the coming months as we get into the spring evaluation period. He also noted he plans to take the SAT in March to get a jump-start on qualifying with the NCAA.

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