Kansas coach Charlie Weis came to Weed, Calif., the morning of Jan. 24, 2012, to meet with College of the Siskiyous' All-American running back and KU recruit Taylor Cox.
Kansas University head football coach Charlie Weis flew into Weed airport Tuesday morning for a visit at College of the Siskiyous with star Eagle running back Taylor Cox.
Cox, a sophomore from Mill Creek, WA, who set many COS school records this past fall, made a verbal commitment to Kansas on a recent recruiting trip.
A 2011 junior college All-American and Mid-Empire Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Cox is set to sign a letter of intent Feb. 1 to play with the Jayhawks on a full ride scholarship.
He said he met Weis on his recruiting trip to Lawrence, Kan., and is excited about the opportunity to play football and go to school there.
“He’s definitely a coach with experience,” Cox said of the former Super Bowl winning offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots and former head coach at Notre Dame. “I?look forward to soaking up all I?can, and not only athletically; he seems like a very wise man.”
Cox said he’s being recruited to compete for a starting running back job, and he feels ready to do that.
COS head coach Charlie Roche said Kansas likes what they see in Cox both as a player and a person. “He’s such a good kid,”?Roche said of Cox. “I?think it will be a good fit for him.”
During his two seasons as an Eagle, Cox set school records for most rushing yards in a game, most rushing yards in a career, most touchdowns rushing, most touchdowns in a season, most touchdowns in a career, most points in a career, and most touchdowns in a game. He also finished with the second most rushing yards in a season.
Cox said Kansas is “doing a lot of great things with the program, and they have a good support system. They’re setting me up for success.”