Sunday, June 27, 2004

Football Recruit Mike Cox

Described in one story as an "earth mover", he is definitely a haaase. He played in a local all-star game Saturday - link here.

Red Land's Michael Cox powered the East running attack.

The big Patriots' fullback, who is headed to Georgia Tech in the fall, rushed 10 times for 58 yards — including a 6-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring.

Cox wasn't the only York County athlete in uniform.
Here's another article on the game.
Red Land's Michael Cox, Harrisburg's Garrett Majors and Steelton-Highspire's Gerard Madden all had a hand, literally, in their East team's 39-13 dismantling of the West last night in the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East/West Classic.

"We had a great week here," said Cox, who scored the East's first touchdown on a 6-yard run four seconds into the second quarter. "I was looking forward to seeing how I could do against the high caliber of competition."

Frankly, the West defensive front offered limited, if game, resistance; the difference between the two groups was that great.

But Cox, knowing his reputation as a Division I-A scholarship recruit (to Georgia Tech) was on the line, was determined to show his muscle.

He did.

Cox carried 11 times for 65 yards and was simply not stoppable in short-yardage situations.

Four times Cox was called upon in third- and fourth-down situations. Each time, he either made the first down or scored.

"I knew when people saw where I was going [to college], I'd have a lot to prove," said Cox. "I think it went really well."
Now THAT is what I am talking about - seems like a young man with something to prove.