Florida '18 GA DE - Brenton Cox (Transfer to Florida)

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    Decision coming for Brenton Cox

    Speaking of Cox, his spring game visit to Ohio State was followed by some altered plans.

    According to our colleague Jeff Sentell at DawgNation, Cox plans to announce his college choice on Sunday, one day after the he visits Georgia for the Bulldogs’ spring game. He’d previously been expected to hold off on a decision for quite a while, possibly as late as after his senior season of high school.

    Instead, Ohio State’s last shot at him before his commitment came last weekend. In one sense, that’s good news for the Buckeyes. It sounds as though the visit went well, and Ohio State has a legitimate chance of landing a commitment from the nation’s No. 3 defensive end and No. 56 overall prospect.

    It’s also worth noting that when a decision date has been set, it almost certainly means the prospect already knows what choice he’ll make. There’s no sense in setting a deadline if you don’t know you’ll meet it. The fact that Cox has moved up his date after a visit to Ohio State could mean he felt comfortable enough in Columbus to make the move.

    Cox took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to dispel the notion that he knows where he’s going, however.

    Even if Ohio State happens to be in the lead for Cox, though, the Buckeyes will have to contend with that final visit. Sentell notes that Cox grew up a Georgia fan, and the powerful call of the in-state school is sometimes too much to resist. The program Cox grew up rooting for will get the last crack at him. We’ll know soon enough whether or not Ohio State survived that.
     
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    Hmmm.... Hopefully he doesn't change his mind because he was all Buckeye last weekend.
     
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    YOUR DAILY BRENTON COX UPDATE

    Earlier this week, Stockbridge, Georgia, four-star defensive end Brenton Cox announced he would make his college decision on Sunday. However, it looks as if Georgia and Ohio State will have to wait a bit longer to find out his destination.

    The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Cox, considered the third-best strong-side defensive end and No. 56 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, was on campus with his mother for last weekend's Spring Game. It marked his third visit in the past six months.

    And while those close to the program feel confident about the Buckeyes' chances, his looming visit to Athens for G-Day has brought a bit of uneasiness — and understandably so.

    Georgia will have the final visit before his decision either way, so taking a few days after to mull things over is the smart move. Cox won't make an emotional decision that way.

    The question that remains, though, is whether or not Ohio State can maintain momentum through the weekend. My esteemed colleague, Andrew Ellis, will have more on Cox's looming decision tomorrow.
     
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    Brenton Cox delays decision

    When 4-star defensive end Brenton Cox visited Ohio State for the spring game and then set a decision date shortly after, the Buckeyes had to be feeling good about their odds of landing the Stockbridge, Ga., native.

    He planned to visit Georgia’s spring game Sunday and then announce Monday. Even though that meant contending with one last visit to the in-state Bulldogs, there was always a chance that announcing a date meant he’d made up his mind. Even if he hadn’t fully made up his mind, Ohio State probably felt good about its positioning coming off an excellent visit.

    Ohio State will have to wait a few days longer than expected, though, to find out the outcome. Cox announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s pushing back his decision.

    Obviously, each recruitment is different, but history indicates this probably isn’t a great development for Ohio State. The longer he waits following the Ohio State visit, the tougher it probably gets for the Buckeyes. Cox has been to Georgia more than any other school, and the Bulldogs have been the favorite throughout his recruitment. It was going to take some momentum for Ohio State to turn things in its favor, and the further Cox gets from that visit the more tenuous those chances could become.

    With that being said, there’s still a lot to like about Ohio State’s positioning. Cox had a great visit on a weekend with a loaded list of prospects in town. Because the spring evaluation period just started, the Buckeyes could also pay a visit before the decision if so desired.

    What exactly does that entail? Here’s the NCAA’s description:

    An authorized off-campus recruiter may use one evaluation to assess the prospective student-athlete’s athletics ability and one evaluation to assess the prospective student-athlete’s academic qualifications during this evaluation period. If an institution’s coaching staff member conducts both an athletics and an academic evaluation of the prospective student-athlete on the same day during this evaluation period, the institution shall be charged with the use of an academic evaluation only and shall be permitted to conduct a second athletics evaluation of the prospective student-athlete on a separate day during this evaluation period.

    That would likely mean sending either an Ohio State assistant or head coach Urban Meyer to Georgia to watch Cox practice. Speaking with prospects on these trips is prohibited, but you can rest assured that Cox would know Ohio State was there.
     
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    PEACHES RIPE FOR THE PICKING

    Stockbridge, Georgia, four-star defensive end Brenton Cox also attended the event on Sunday, earning the title of most valuable defensive lineman. It was his trip to Athens for G-Day on Saturday that is weighing heavy on everyone's mind, however.

    Rivals only allows reporters from its respective outlets to attend event — so next month's Columbus camp is off limits for us, unfortunately — but it's safe to assume he undoubtedly avoided questions about his looming decision while there, too.

    So let's recap instead.

    Cox has been to Georgia more than any other school, which is why the Bulldogs have long been considered the favorite in his recruitment. His family hasn't been shy about their allegiance to Georgia and their disdain for cold weather, either, but Cox decided to accelerate his announcement timeline following his trip to Columbus for the Spring Game last weekend.

    Put those things together and it seems like Cox stopped by Georgia this weekend to thank the staff for their interest and let them know of his intentions to pick Ohio State. We'll find out sooner rather than later, but if Cox does choose the Buckeyes, he'll become the seventh Top 10 prospect in the Peach State to go elsewhere.

    That's alarming for head coach Kirby Smart, who may see his state raided like Texas was in this year's recruiting cycle when Ohio State landed three of the top six players. Maybe the Buckeyes have a better shot at prospects like five-star offensive guard Jamaree Salyer than some initially thought.
     
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    I have a feeling he ends up signing with Georgia anyway, especially with Parsons likely coming to OSU. He may commit to us but I could see him flipping once he see's how absurd the depth at DE is at OSU. I hope i'm wrong.
     
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    Seriously though, Cox and Parsons to go along with Chase Young from last year? Yikes!
     
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    BOOOM!!

    Welcome to the Buckeye Family!
     
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    Love the way we're restocking the DL knowing next year some will be heading to the NFL.
     
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