After last year's duo of linebacker Jermaine Love and receiver Hubert Anyiam, there were sure to be more college coaches checking out the 2008 group at Garland (Texas) North Garland High School which is headlined by safety C.J. Cox.
Cox, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound defensive back, didn't have to wait too long into the spring before offers started rolling in. The talented Texas prospect says he received offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State over the last three weeks and one of those has emerged as an early leader.
"I'm interested in all of them, but I'm most interested in Nebraska right now," Cox said. "For the past few years, they've been playing top teams and been one of they seem like a national program. Coach (Randy) Jordan is my recruiting coach. He's down to earth and he seems like a family type of person.
"He really wants to get to know my family and stuff like that."
Oklahoma State and Wisconsin have also caught his eye since the offers came.
"Oklahoma State is a good school too and I have a friend (Hubert Anyiam) who is about to go there," Cox said. "Hubert has been trying to get me up there and I'm supposed to visit up there in a few weeks with him.
"I've spoken with coach (Kerry) Cooks at Wisconsin a lot. He's a pretty good guy too."
Besides a trip to Oklahoma State in a few weeks, Cox says he plans to stop at Oklahoma and Nebraska this summer for camps. That all leads up to his summertime decision.
"I'm going to commit on my birthday on July 8," Cox said.