Brandon Cox had a busy Thursday as the Pasadena, Calif., dual-threat quarterback added new offers from Iowa State and Maryland.
It has been a hectic time for Cox, who threw for 2,697 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in his junior season. He also rushed for 562 yards and eight scores.
"I knew Arizona State was coming to see me throw (Thursday) so I was kind of planning on that and that went well," Cox said. "When I got out of there my coach said to check my phone in the next couple minutes.
"The coach from Iowa State was trying to give me a call and we were talking a little bit and he said he'd like to give me a scholarship.
"I'd talked to him once before and he came out to watch one of my practices and to see me throw a little bit but that was earlier and I hadn't heard from them so I thought they weren't interested. He finally got back to the school and talked to the coach and they liked me so they offered me a scholarship."
Cox and Maryland assistant coach Mike Locksley were playing phone tag throughout the day but once they finally connected the 6-foot-2, 185-pound three-star prospect got even more good news.
"Coach Locksley called me earlier and I called him back and we were playing phone tag," Cox said.
"He called me and said Maryland would like to offer me a scholarship. My mom is really excited because she's from there. She was ecstatic to hear that. They both happened so fast so I'm excited."
Cox is hearing from many other teams so things could pick up even more. The Pasadena standout is hearing from Arizona State, Oregon, Washington State, Oregon State, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cal, Duke and others.
"With summer coming up fast it's becoming more urgent but I'm still not rushing anything," Cox said. "I'm starting to do my research on schools I'm interested in and I like. If they're still interested in me I'm still looking at them."