Even as Florida moves to a more up-tempo, spread offense Will Muschamp and his coaching staff still want to use an h-back/fullback in the Gators’ offense.
With Florida having two seniors at fullback the Gators are looking to add one to the Class of 2015 and one prospect they are looking at is fullback Chandler Cox (6-2, 220, Apopka, FL High) who plans to see the Gators a lot this spring.
“Alabama, Auburn and Oklahoma have all offered me since I last visited Florida,” Cox said. “I also visited both Alabama and Auburn. Both of these visits were good and I’ll be up to Florida several times for spring practice. I’ll probably go up there 5 or 6 times for a practice.”
When Cox talks to Will Muschamp and Kurt Roper they both assure him that he will be utilized a lot if he chooses to be a Gator next year and they compare him to a former Gator player.
“Florida keeps telling me that they want me as an h-back/fullback and even some wildcat quarterback kind of like they used Trey Burton,” Cox said. “I had to play quarterback last year when our quarterback got hurt and I throw for over 1,000 yards so playing quarterback is something that I’m used to.”
Cox has been very busy over the last few months visiting colleges. Making all of these trips has given Cox an opportunity to see how different programs operate and become very knowledgeable about all of the schools that have offered him. With that knowledge, Cox plans to make a decision sometime in the coming months.
“Florida, Auburn and Alabama are the schools standing out to me right now,” Cox said. “I don’t want to take it to signing day, so I’ll either do it this summer or during my senior year. Just really when it feels right than I will make my commitment.”