Apopka's versatile Chandler Cox has been piling up the college football scholarship offers lately. After Saturday night's phone call with Florida State offensive line coach and Orlando-area recruiter Rick Trickett, he can add FSU to the list.
Trickett took time out from the Seminoles' preparation for Monday night's BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif., to have a conversation with Cox, who was just offered by the University of Florida on Thursday.
"To be offered by FSU was really cool because of the tradition they have and also knowing they are playing in the national championship game Monday night is just awesome," said Cox, the No. 3-ranked player in the Sentinel's 2015 Central Florida Super60 . "I'm just very blessed to have these opportunities."
Cox said Trickett told him the FSU coaches are impressed by his abilities to play several different positions.
"He said they were all watching my film and they love the way I play and they also love that I can play anywhere on the field," Cox said. "He said they like guys like that."
Cox rushed for 1,114 yards and 13 touchdowns on 175 carries this season while running the Apopka offense from the single-wing, and he also completed 53-of-93 passes for 1,267 yards and 11 touchdowns, while throwing just three interceptions, as a quarterback.
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