May 12, 2009

Cox has difficult decisions ahead

During the next few months, Demarco Cox has some difficult decisions to make.

Like every other recruit Cox will have to decide what school he wants to go to out of his growing list of offers. But the situation for the 6-foot-8, 265-pounder is unique in the fact he will also have to choose with sport he wants to play.

Cox is receiving interest in both basketball and football but despite having more offers on the gridiron, he is learning towards the hardwood in his future.

"My first year I want to see how basketball is going to workout," Cox said. "I'm going to sign a basketball scholarship first. After that first year, if basketball don't workout then I'm going to play football. Basketball may workout. Football is just my side sport right now."

Cox has been contacted by plenty of top programs but the only one has discussed the possibility of playing both is Alabama.

Despite sitting out of football last year to concentrate on basketball, the three-star offensive lineman has football offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

But Cox came back to football this spring and is currently undergoing spring training at Yazoo City (Miss.) High School and plans to suit up for his final season.

"We just started spring practice," Cox said. "Everything is going good right now since the rain has starting slacking back. On offense they've got me playing left guard and on defense they've got me playing defensive tackle."

One school Cox has plenty of familiarity with is instate program Mississippi State where his cousin, four-star defensive end Fletcher Cox, signed as a member of the 2009 class.

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