Jeannette ATH Cox lands two new Big Ten offers
Posted April 23, 2011 12:20 am
Jeannette (Jeannette, Pa.) athlete Demetrious Cox is in Columbus, Ohio this weekend to visit the Ohio State campus and to take in the Buckeyes’ spring game tomorrow afternoon.
Not only is he visiting the Ohio State campus but he also gets to visit with two players from his hometown of Jeannette, Terrelle Pryor and Jordan Hall.
We weren’t kidding when we said interest was started to heat up for the talented 2012 prospect earlier this week.
During this week two new schools from the Big Ten extended scholarship offers to the Jeannette standout.
Who were the two new teams to join the mix for his services?
The Iowa Hawkeyes coaching staff called him on Wednesday night and earlier today he was offered by the Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Jim Tressel.
FinestPreps.com caught up with the elusive quarterback a few minutes ago to see what he had to say about the new offers.
Below is the interview.
FinestPreps.com Interview with Jeannette ATH Demetrious Cox
FinestPreps.com: First off Demetrious talk about what you think about the offer from the Ohio State Buckeyes?
Demetrious Cox: “I really like Ohio State a lot and I was really excited to hear that they had a scholarship offer for me.”
FinestPreps.com: What do you think about the offer from the Iowa Hawkeyes Demetrious?
Demetrious Cox: “I was really shocked to get an offer from them because I haven’t been recruited that heavily by them. He was really straight forward with me and said they were gonna offer. He told me they have a lot to offer at their University. Other than that I was really surprised.”
FinestPreps.com: What do you like about the Buckeyes Demetrious?
Demetrious Cox: “I dunno. They’ve got a great tradition. There’s a couple kids from the hometown (Terrelle Pryor and Jordan Hall) that I root for. Other than that, there’s just something about them I like.”
FinestPreps.com: What’s been the best part of your visit to the Ohio State campus?
Demetrious Cox: “I think the practice. I think the practice facilities were really great. It was definitely nice watching Terrelle and Jordan.”
FinestPreps.com: What’s next for you in the recruiting process Demetrious? Are you taking any visits in the near future?
Demetrious Cox: “We’re trying to get a trip down to Arizona State, trying to get to Notre Dame and a couple places but we don’t have any set dates yet.”
FinestPreps.com: Where do you think Ohio State and Iowa stand for your services, Demetrious? Are you still not ready to name any favorites?
Demetrious Cox: “No. I’m still not ready (laughs).”
As a junior, Cox piled up 700 rushing yards on the ground and over 750 passing yards through the air. On defense he also racked up 54 tackles, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, and one sack.
Keep it locked to FinestPreps.com for more updates on the Jeannette standout!