Volunteers latest commit, LeDarrius Cox, explains why he chose Tennessee


Jeremy Pruitt and the Volunteers have started to pick up steam on the 2019 recruiting trail. In the past week, Tennessee has added three commitments including three-star defensive lineman LeDarrius Cox.

“I just love the coaching staff, especially Jeremy Pruitt and coach Tracy Rocker,” Cox told GN. “They made a big impact on this commitment and I believe everything they have told me. They kept it real with me and I really appreciate that.

“I also loved the campus and I love how everything is close together and within walking distance. Just stuff like that stood out about Tennessee.”

Cox, (6-feet-4, 310 pounds) from Mobile, (AL.) McGill-Toolen, is among the top-35 defensive tackles in the country, he is also among the top-20 overall prospects in Alabama for the class of 2019

Cox committed to Tennessee over offers from Georgia, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and others.

“It is an amazing feeling and I’m just truly blessed,” Cox said regarding his commitment to Tennessee. “I thank God for this opportunity and for putting me in this situation.”

As for what type of defensive lineman the Volunteers are getting with Cox.

“I’m a run-stopper and a pass-rusher,” he said. “I’m pretty solid at both.”

Where does he expect Tennessee to use him when he arrives in Knoxville?

“I’ll pretty much be playing nose tackle and three-technique,” he said.

With Cox living in Alabama and committing to Tennessee, what was the reaction in his home state?

“Everybody is pretty much happy for me, no negativity or anything like that,” he said.

Cox was asked if he any sort of message to the Tennessee fan base; his answer was short and sweet.

“Go Vols,” he said.

Along with Cox, Tennessee has also added commitments from three-star tight end Jackson Lowe and junior college defensive tackle Darel Middleton this past week.

RELATED: Behind-the-scenes with Jeremy Pruitt.

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