Long Beach (Calif.) Poly has a long tradition for turning out outstanding wide receivers prospects dating back to Gene Washington who took his talents as a quarterback to Stanford in the 1960's before playing for the San Francisco 49ers and to the more recent times of Trayvon Patterson (USC) and Terrence Austin (UCLA).
Now it is up to Randall Cox (5-8, 175, 4.4) to carry the Jackrabbit mantle.
Cox led Poly with 29 receptions and was second in receiving yards with 386 yards. He also had three receiving touchdowns as a junior. Not bad when you consider that 2006 was his first year playing wide receiver.
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Cox mirrors the before mentioned Patterson and Austin as smaller, quicker wide receiver who can make plays. He has the same kind of game. Quick footed and hard to tackle.
"I bring a consistency to the table," Cox said. "If the team needs someone to make a play then get the ball to me.
"I like to take a short pass and turn it into a long play," Cox said. "I like to make something out of nothing.
Cox also participated in track, but put that on the shelf to concentrate on football and it appears to be working out for him as three schools in particular seem to be showing interest in him.
"Oregon, Arizona and San Diego State are showing me a lot of interest," Cox said. "I like schools that are showing interest in me.
"I am getting a lot of mail and I get text messages," Cox said. "Oregon even came by the school to say hi.
"Oregon has talked about me visiting," Cox said. "I think I will visit Oregon during the season.