Football Recruiting: LB Chans Cox Major Pickup For Arizona State

The Arizona State Sun Devils’ 2013 recruiting class includes four-star linebacker Chans Cox, one of the most coveted recruits of this in-state signing season. A product of Lakeside Blue Ridge (Ariz.) High School, the 6-3 220-pound Cox decided on Todd Graham’s Sun Devils over a long list of possible destinations. He had offers from at least 15 other schools.

Cox originally committed to Arizona State in November 2012. He visited the Tempe campus a month earlier.

On, Cox had commented, “I feel very confident with my decision and I’m very happy. I’m glad that I committed early and was able to focus on my senior season and not worry about recruiting…I had a high ankle sprain in the beginning of the year and that really held me back. Later in the season I broke my right foot. As I was going through the injuries Arizona State always told me that I was still their guy and they said that they would never back down. That was just another reason why I never considered other schools after I made my decision to commit to ASU.”

Cox was named all-state and all-region as a sophomore at Blue Ridge HS with 86 tackles and eight sacks. He was an all-state linebacker as a junior, accounting for 61 tackles. Cox also rushed for 682 yards and scored 16 touchdowns playing on offense. He possesses a unique combination of size, speed and athleticism.

With its 62-26 defeat of the Navy Midshipmen in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Arizona State closed last year’s football season on a successful note. Under the hand of first-year head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils achieved an 8-5 record, won their first bowl game since 2005, and most importantly, set the stage for further achievements in the coming years.

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