STARKVILLE, MISS., -- Receiver James Cox of Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge was among the most intriguing prospects at Friday's Big Dawg camp at Mississippi State.
And he didn't even compete.
Cox, who drove two hours just to watch the event, is a class-of-2013 standout who holds an early offer from the Bulldogs, a program for which he speaks quite highly.
"I like it a lot," Cox said. "Coach [Dan] Mullen is turning this program around. I love it here. It's not too far from home, and they throw it a lot. I could definitely see myself playing here. I'd expect to come in and try to get a little playing time as a freshman."
According to Cox, more offers may be coming soon.
"Alabama is recruiting me … Auburn, LSU, too," Cox said. "LSU likes me a lot. Clemson, Texas also. I've camped at Auburn and Alabama. I was going to go to Clemson, but I didn't get a chance. I probably had the most fun at Alabama. They run an up-tempo practice and I got to meet a lot of professional guys. [Former NFL receiver] Chris Carter worked with me. He's a future Hall of Famer. He shows you stuff you don't see on TV. The behind-the scenes extra stuff. It was awesome."
Cox plans to visit the Tide again in the near future.
"They're telling me they like me a lot," the 6-foot, 175-pound Cox said. "They want me to come up next Tuesday just to hang out with the players and stuff. They want me to bring my family up there."
As of today, no program stands out. Yet.
"I don't have a leader right now," Cox said.