October 13, 2011

Catching up with Demetrious Cox

Four-star safety Demetrious Cox has been busy this fall but so far he has been content to stay under the radar and out of the headlines.

This week the Jeannette, Pa., safety recapped his visits to date and spoke about the recruiting process.

Cox has attended Penn State's game against Alabama, Wisconsin's game against Nebraska, and Pitt's game against Notre Dame. This weekend he's planning on making the trip to East Lansing to check out Michigan State.

"Penn State was real exciting," he said. "Penn State's crowd is always crazy. The atmosphere was crazy. They didn't come out with the win but it was still a good experience.

"Wisconsin was pretty much the same thing. The crowd was crazy but they came out with the big win. I interacted with a lot of the team after the game and I felt really comfortable with Wisconsin.

"Pitt was more of a mellow feel. It's the home town (school) so I'm pretty much used to the Pitt feeling. They ended up losing but I was just there to check them out."

Cox had narrowed his list to Pitt, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Kansas and Arizona State, but now two new schools are making a push and shaking things up.

"I'm starting to really look at West Virginia and Arkansas," Cox explained.

"I didn't realize how crazy West Virginia's fan base is. They've got really good fans and they play a lot of safeties. Their coaching staff is really starting to reach out to me.

"Arkansas is just a nice, big-time program. It's a top-notch team that anyone would like to be a part of. They offer that great SEC atmosphere."

Cox, a 6-foot-1, 192-pound safety, has not set up any official visits yet. He said he's not sure where he will go with those visits.

Jeannette is 6-0 on the season and Cox has 39 tackles with one pick. On offense he has rushed for 12 scores.

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