Mat Cox of Capital High School in Olympia, WA has signed with the UND football program. Cox, 6’6″-245, was a First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-State selection at the 2A level in the state of Washington as an offensive lineman. He was also selected as a Second-Team All-State defensive lineman. Capital was 11-3 on the year, losing in the state semi-finals to eventual champion Lynden.
Cox is being projected as a defensive lineman at UND. We can understand that based on need and the fact he has the size and big frame to play the defensive end position in a 3-4 scheme. He shows pretty good footwork and agility for a big man, being able to use his hands to get off blocks, etc. Once he fills out his frame he could be a nice addition to the defensive line.
The other nice thing about Cox is that he is an experienced left tackle on the offensive line and in case of need he could easily switch over to the OL or even a be a blocking TE. Always nice to get a kid that is legitimately 6’6″ and has a long wingspan. Cox also participates on the Cougars basketball team.
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