Interest heating up for Jeannette ATH Demetrious Cox
Posted April 20, 2011 1:37 am
One of the top rising junior athletes in the state of Pennsylvania hails from a very familiar place–Jeannette, Pa.
If Jeannette sounds familiar to you then you aren’t mistaken–it’s the same high school of former Jeannette legend Terrelle Pryor.
The next great quarterback in Jeannette football history that is looking to blaze his own trail of greatness is Demetrious Cox.
Like Pryor, Cox is a dynamic dual threat signal-caller for the Pennsylvania powerhouse.
The class of 2012 quarterback seems to glide in the open field and makes it look easy on his highlight tape–cruising past defenders with ease.
As a junior, Cox piled up 700 rushing yards on the ground for Jeannette while also passing for 750 yards through the air.
He gashed opposing defenses for 12 rushing touchdowns and 5 passing touchdowns total last season.
The dynamic athlete also had a punt return for a touchdown as well.
On defense, Cox racked up 54 tackles, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, and one sack.
Standing at 6’1, 190 pounds, interest for the dynamic athlete’s services have started to heat up lately.
His scholarship offer list has climbed into the double digits and it appears the race for his services will definitely be a hotly contested one.
Most colleges have indicated to Cox that they are recruiting him as a defensive back for the next level.
FinestPreps.com caught up with the gifted quarterback to talk about his college football recruitment process recently.
Below is the interview.
FinestPreps.com Interview with Jeannette ATH Demetrious Cox
FinestPreps.com: Talk about how the college football recruitment process is going for you Demetrious.
Demetrious Cox: “I feel like it’s going good. A lot of schools are starting to show a lot of interest in me. I’ve been on a couple of visits and I definitely feel I have some really good options. It’s going to be a tough choice to decide where I want to go.”
FinestPreps.com: Who has offered you a scholarship so far Demetrious?
Demetrious Cox: “Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Uconn, Boston College, Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Temple, Northwestern, and Syracuse. I think that’s about it.”
FinestPreps.com: Out of those teams are you ready to name any favorites?
Demetrious Cox: “No I don’t have any favorites.”
FinestPreps.com: What about making a decision in the college football recruitment process? Do you know when that will happen?
Demetrious Cox: “It’s probably going to be after my season.”
FinestPreps.com: Demetrious were you at the Pitt spring game this weekend?
Demetrious Cox: “Yes I was.”
FinestPreps.com: Talk about that experience of going to the Pitt spring game.
Demetrious Cox: “I went with my 7-on-7 team. We went on a tour this weekend. When we got to Pitt it was raining so we didn’t go down on the field but we were at the game. After it we went down and talked to the coaches in the locker room. I really enjoy their coaches and their staff. I think they’re gonna be a good football team.”
FinestPreps.com: Demetrious I know you’re from Jeannette and Jeannette became pretty legendary because of Terrelle Pryor. How does it feel to carry on the quarterback tradition there at Jeannette and follow after Terrelle Pryor?
Demetrious Cox: “I wouldn’t say I feel like I’m under pressure but I really enjoy trying to make a name for myself and not trying to follow in his footsteps. The expectations are really high not only because of Terrelle but just playing for Jeannette. We spoil our fans. We win a lot. It’s just hard sometimes because I get a lot of comments, ‘He’s not Terrelle’ and ‘he’s just like Terrelle’. That bothers me just as much but I just play my game and do what I do.”
FinestPreps.com: What do you think is the biggest thing you’re trying to work on heading into next season Demetrious?
Demetrious Cox: “My physicality level–on defense. I want to be real physical. Just being a leader–me taking over games and just showing I’m one of the best.”
FinestPreps.com: What about role models growing up? Did you have any football role models growing up?
Demetrious Cox: “Yeah. I was a big fan of Ted Ginn from Ohio State–I used to like him a lot and Taylor Mays–the safety from USC.”
FinestPreps.com: Why Ted Ginn and Taylor Mays?
Demetrious Cox: “I dunno. I’m a big fan of seeing exciting things and every time Ted Ginn got the ball it always seemed like something amazing was going to happen. Taylor Mays is just so dominating a safety. I enjoyed watching both of them every chance I could.”
Cox is an honor roll student in the classroom as well boasting a 3.6 GPA.
Stay tuned to FinestPreps.com for more news and notes in his college football recruitment!
Check out Cox’s junior highlight tape below–courtesy of FinestPreps.com!