Junior athlete Demetrious Cox of Jeannette (Pa.) showcased his versatility this fall, and in turn is starting to receive increased interest from a number of schools. One of these schools is an in-state program, which he had a chance to visit twice this fall for games.
"Recruiting is going ok," said Cox, who 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. "There are still some things that schools can't do yet, but I think it's going ok."
Showing the most current interest is Penn State, Duke and Buffalo. Cox made two trips this fall to check out the Nittany Lions in person.
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"I went to the Michigan and Illinois games," said Cox. "The visits were real good. They showed me a good time, especially the fans. They're crazy, and I'm just waiting for an offer."
The early visits to Penn State have put the Nittany Lions in a good position.
"I like it," said Cox. "They have a great atmosphere and I think I can go up there and compete. My options are still wide open though."
Up next for Cox are three more possible visits.
"I'm not sure, but I'm expecting to be going up to see a few hoop games at a couple of places like Pitt, Duke and Penn State," said Cox.
This fall at Jeannette, Cox saw time at quarterback, safety and on special teams. He finished with approximately 650 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, 700 yards passing and five touchdowns, one punt return for a touchdown, three interceptions, 50 tackles and two sacks.
"I think the season went ok," said Cox. "I should have stepped up at times and taken over, and I wasn't satisfied with losing in the first round of the playoffs. With our team, I expected a lot more."