Brandon Cox had a big junior season and now his recruitment is starting to heat up.
The Pasadena, Calif., quarterback who looked good at the recent U.S. Army National Combine said he was invited to USC's junior day this weekend and Auburn has started to show interest.
Both are big-time programs and Cox said he's thrilled to be getting the new attention.
USC had been one of the only schools in the Pac-12 not involved with Cox, who said he was surprised that Auburn was getting involved because he hadn't heard from many SEC teams yet.
"I'm actually really excited about USC because that's basically the only Pac-12 school I hadn't been talking to," Cox said. "Growing up in Los Angeles I have always been a big USC fan so it was great to finally hear from them.
"I just got the interest (Monday) from Auburn when I went to the weight room. My coach told me they were starting to show interest in me. That was surprising because I hadn't heard from any SEC teams like that. I was really excited to hear from them."
Cox, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect, does not have any offers yet but after his junior season, schools could be going that route soon.
The Pasadena quarterback threw for 2,697 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions and he also ran for 562 yards and eight scores. He was one of the top quarterbacks at the Army combine.
Cox said that he prefers to play from the shotgun and pick apart defenses from the pocket but if things break down he can get out and run. Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and UCLA have also been involved with him.