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Jeannette QB/S Demetrious Cox receiving Division-1 attention

Written by: on Sunday, February 13th, 2011


After missing the WPIAL AA playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade and a half in 2009, Jeannette rebounded to a second-place finish in the Interstate Conference last year.

One of the keys to Jeannette’s success was the play of two-way weapon Demetrious Cox, who is generating quite a bit of interest from Division-1 programs.

Between national recruiting services and, Cox has received interest, but no verbal scholarship offers, from eight Division-1 programs.  Scout reports Cox has heard from Boston College, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt and Wisconsin.  Rivals adds Buffalo and Duke have shown interest in the 6’1, 185-pound athlete.

Cox operated the reins of a resurgent Jeannette offense that averaged 38 points per game last season, topping the 40-point mark in six of 10 games.  He accounted for 16 total touchdowns, running for 12 and throwing for four.  He amassed 621 rushing yards and completed 55-of-88 passes for 698 yards.

Defensively, Cox was part a Jayhawk unit (including reserves) that held seven of 10 opponents to 13 points or less.  He recorded a trio of interceptions for Jeannette as a safety.

Jeannette finished 7-3 last season, ending the year with two consecutive losses following a 7-1 start.  The Jayhawks were eliminated in the opening round of the WPIAL AA playoffs by Freeport, 30-22.

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