Saturday, January 21, 2012
Gators add commitment No. 19
By Derek Tyson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida received commitment No. 19 this weekend from three-star linebacker Bryan Cox Jr. (Ft. Lauderdale,Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), son of former 12-year NFL veteran Bryan Cox.
Cox, who holds offers from Miami, North Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa and Louisville among others, said he chose the Gators because of his comfort with the Florida coaching staff.
"I chose them because I get a great vibe from the Gator Nation," Cox said. "I think I fit well into their system and the degree from Florida means something. The academics are outstanding, and I have been really impressed with the coaching staff."
At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, Cox could play a number of positions, but Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn already has an idea of how he wants to use Cox.
"Coach Quinn told me they want me to play ether defensive end or their buck, which is a hybrid position," Cox said.
Whatever position he ends up playing, Cox said Florida will be getting a player who will help the team however he can.
"Florida is getting a very gritty and tough player that will give it his all and try to contribute to the team as much as possible," he said.
Cox will join Jeremi Powell (Largo, Fla./Pinellas Park) and Antonio Morrison (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook), Florida's other linebacker commits.