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Chandler Cox ready for blue-collar work, more at Auburn
Feb. 4, 2015

Chandler Cox is ready to block, and more, at Auburn

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala.  Auburn won't have to convince Chandler Cox to do the blue-collar things H-backs do.

"I love blocking," he says. "This is a good fit for me."

Then welcome to Auburn, Chandler Cox, an early enrollee in the 2015 signing class who will be available for spring practice and who comes from an athletic family where playing college ball comes naturally. 

Cox's stats from Apopka, Fla., says he can do a lot more than block, and his versatility could bring an added dimension to the position. He accounted for almost 3,000 yards 36 touchdowns the last two years. He's been ranked as high as the top fullback prospect.

"In high school I was able to play all over the place," Cox said. "H-back, fullback and move around a little bit."  

And those yards?

"That's what they're excited about, too, that I can do more than just blocking. I'll do whatever they want me to do, either run it, go out for passes, maybe throw it a couple of times," he said with a smile.

Auburn began recruiting Cox when they had the prototypical H-back in Jay Prosch, another guy who loved to block.

"They tell me that Jay was a perfect example of that position. They think I can do it, and I know I can. I'm excited about it," Cox said.

Cox's dad, Tom, was a center at Southern California, brother Dakota was a freshman All-American linebacker at New Mexico two years ago and an All-Mountain West player this past season, his brother Jordon played baseball at Cal Lutheran and a great, great uncle was an All-American at Kentucky.

Cox said he liked Auburn "because I wanted to play in the SEC."

And now he's ready, getting a jump on many in the signing class.

"It's real important because we're getting a head start on everybody else," he said. "By the time in June when everybody else rolls in we'll be ahead, having already played spring football, and we'll already know the playbook pretty well."

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter:



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