Cox hopes to earn D-1 interest this fall caught up with East Mississipi OL Quartney Cox (6-3, 268) who head coach Buddy Stephens says is "the best offensive linemen I've had at any level I've coached at", and he updated us on things including what it is that makes him such a versatile player along the offensive line.

Cox prepped in Mississippi and was recruited pretty heavily by Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennesse, Memphis, Southern Miss and Auburn, however he was unable to qualify for a scholarship so he opted to stay relatively close to home and go to East Mississippi.

"The coaches here made me feel right at home," Cox told "They also got me focused on school and making sure I did what I needed to do to play at the next level."

Cox plays right tackle for East Mississippi and said what sets him apart from some of the other linemen out there is his versatility.

"I could play guard or tackle, it really doesn't matter to me," Cox said. "I have good footwork and good hand placement and I use my technique well so I think that would allow me to be successful wherever a school wanted me to play."

This time around, schools aren't showing as much early interest as Stephens thinks Cox's talent warrants.

"So far it's been slow for him, but like I said I think he could play at the highest level," Stephens said. "His intensity, his athleticism, his attention to detail, he's someone who just gets after it and we love that about him and what he does for our offense and what he allows us to do."

Cox is on pace to finish up his AA in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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