Brandon Cox has always admired coach Rich Rodriguez's offensive style so when Arizona recently offered the Pasadena, Calif., dual-threat quarterback the Wildcats moved way up on his list.
It is Cox's first offer but many more might come especially after his junior season when he threw for 2,697 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions and rushed for 562 yards and eight scores.
There is no talk of an early commitment but Cox is definitely interested in learning more about Arizona's program.
"One of our coaches sent out our highlight tapes to some schools and Arizona saw it and talked to my head coach to get my transcripts," Cox said. "My coach told me to give them a call and I gave them a call and I got that offer.
"With coach Rodriguez being there, I think it's a really good fit for me right now. I like that they run the spread. As of right now, that's probably my favorite. They've offered me and I can fit their offense so I think I can do well there.
"I haven't talked about committing yet. I'll probably hold off a little bit to see what else plays out. I'm not ready to make a commitment yet."
Cox, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect who looked good at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, said Auburn, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon and Notre Dame are all showing interest.
He thinks Auburn might be close to offering but isn't sure just yet. Cox visited USC for its junior day this past weekend and loved the trip. He hopes to hear more from the Trojans in the future.
"I went to that junior day and I talked to coach (Clay) Helton a little bit," Cox said.
"It went well. Coach (Kennedy) Pola liked my highlight film and I got to talk to the other coaches. I really like their campus and their staff. They seem like a great group of coaches."