Perrish Cox presents an interesting problem to college football teams. The problem is where do you play him? He is an outstanding receiver and cornerback. The 6-foot-2 and 175 Cox is getting ready to start playing in a seven on seven passing league this coming week.
"It's going alright. I am lifting weights up at the high school," Cox said. "We are doing seven on seven every Thursday. This will be my first game this Thursday."
"I am playing both ways in seven on seven. I will be playing both ways this fall too. I will play wide receiver and cornerback."
Cox prefers one side of the ball over the other, but that isn't stopping some schools from recruiting him on offense or defense or both. "I like defense better. Not everybody is recruiting me as a defensive back. Some people are saying that I could play receiver too."
Cox has been recruiting attention for a while now and is well into double-figures for offers. Out of those offers though about a third are for receiver. "I have about 15 offers or so. I would say that four or five offers are to play receiver."
While some recruits will just begin to trim their list, Cox is already announcing a top three. "I have a top three. They are Oklahoma, LSU and Oklahoma State."
"Oklahoma is good. Half of their defensive backs were seniors last year. That leaves some spots open for me. I really just like LSU. Oklahoma State is one of the schools that are looking at me for both positions."
Despite favoring three Cox hasn't set up any official visits. He is looking to possibly take his officials to some further away schools. "I want to go some place further away from my officials. I haven't set any of them. I am looking at possibly visiting Tennessee."
When it comes down to making his decision and choosing the right school Cox is looking at academics first. "I am looking for good academics. I will also look at the graduation rate and the team."
While Nebraska isn't in the top three right now because they are so far away from where Cox lives my insure them of getting an official. "I am still considering Nebraska. They are kind of far away, but I would go there though. I am still considering them for an official."