When your father is all-Pro NFL linebacker and current NFL coach, your name alone will bring about college interest. However, only one school could bring the protege to their school and today, the Florida Gators obtained his commitment.
Bryan Cox, Jr (6’3″, 240 lbs.) a strongside defensive end from Ft. Lauderdale, FL became the Gators 19th verbal commitment and third defensive end, joining Quinteze Williams and Jonathan Bullard. According to Rivals.com, Cox, a 3-star, is ranked as the 37th best defensive end in the country and 88th best player in the state of Florida.
In an interview with the Sun-Sentinel, Bryan Cox, Jr. explains what it was like growing up with an all-Pro father, “Obviously my dad being a nasty football player and being as good as he was, I’m under the microscope. I try to be as nasty as I can be, as physical as I can and just have a knowledge for the game.”
Bryan Cox, Jr. will play the Buck position at Florida, but will likely need a year or two in the weight room and working with coaches before he is expected to contribute.
Cox was injured for a majority of his senior year battling a hand/wrist injury at St. Thomas Aquinas. Cox, Jr. played his previous three seasons at Avon High School in Avon, OH.
Cox also held offers from Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, West Virginia, among many others.
Daniel Thompson is a graduate of the University of Florida, majoring in Political Science and Economics. During his time as an Undergraduate, Thompson worked at the University of Florida Football Recruiting Office for three years. He can be found on Twitter @DK_Thompson.