Jeannette's Cox expected to announce for Michigan State

Written by Mike White on .

Jeannette football player Demtrious Cox got back from one Big Ten Conference school today. Tonight, he is expected to announce he will attend another Big Ten school.

Cox (pictured) will go on KDKA Channel 2 television to announce his college choice. Sources said Cox will announce for Michigan State.

Cox (6 feet 1, 195 pounds), one of the top defensive backs in the state, got back today from a visit to Wisconsin. Besides Michigan State and Wisconsin, Cox's other finalists were Ohio State and Penn State. He was recruited to play defensive back, but also played quarterback for Jeannette, helping the Jayhawks reach the WPIAL Class AA title game.

Cox rushed for 1,263 yards and threw for 910. He is an excellent athlete, scoring his 1,000th-career point in basketball a few days ago.

I went into my memory bank today and came up with this: I believe Cox will be the first Jeannette player to play for Michigan State since .... Maurice Chamberlain? That's what my memory says.

Chamberlain played on some great Jeannette teams in the 1980s with Parade All-American quarterback Dante Wiley and went on to be a letterman at defensive back at Michigan State.


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