Chans Cox plans to be an early enrollee which means the recruiting process will be pushed up for him so the Lakeside (Ariz.) Blue Ridge four-star linebacker said he feels a little more pressure to make his commitment.
But Cox still plans to take official visits through the fall and maybe into December and then decide sometime after that.
There is still a lot of time for the 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect so he's content on sitting back, learning more about the programs and then figuring out his official visit schedule later on in his recruitment.
"I'm still taking my time," Cox said. "I've made it for sure I want to get out to some schools for official visits and I'll have my list by the fall. I'll make a commitment during the fall sometime.
"I kind of feel some pressure but I had always planned to make a commitment before the fall or in late December sometime."
It has been a busy time for Cox, who finished with 61 tackles and 13 rushing touchdowns last season as college coaches have stopped by his school recently. USC recently offered him to play offense but most programs like him for defense.
Cox, rated as the seventh-best outside linebacker and No. 40 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said in recent days coaches from USC, Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado and BYU have stopped by his high school.
Many more are expected since Cox is arguably the top prospect in Arizona this recruiting cycle.
"It's been pretty hectic," Cox said.