Pennsylvania safety Demetrious Cox has committed to Michigan State. The 2012 recruit announced his decision to play football for the Spartans during a Monday evening press conference at Jeannette High School (his high school and the one Terrelle Pryor attended).
Cox is a four-star recruit on all four of the major recruiting sites. He is ranked 13th at safety and 10th in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.
Cox chose the Spartans over Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. In addition to those four schools, Rivals reports that he has offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
With Cox committing, Michigan State has now added two four-star recruits in as many days. Cincinnati wide receiver Monty Madaris committed to MSU on Sunday night, and he is a four-star recruit on all but one of the four major recruiting sites. (Michigan State also picked up a commitment from two-star running back Marcus Horne, who will grayshirt in 2012, on Sunday night.)
Below is a look at the updated list of Michigan State commitments for 2012.
Michigan State Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- DB Riley Bullough (Traverse City, MI) - 6'2", 195 lbs., ***
- OL Zach Higgins (Alliance, OH) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ***
- OG Benny McGowan (Centerville, OH) - 6'4", 290 lbs., ***
- TE/DE Evan Jones (West Lafayette, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ***
- QB Tyler O'Connor (Lima, OH) - 6'3", 202 lbs., ***
- WR Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville, PA) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ***
- LB Jamal Lyles (Southfield, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
- TE/DE Josiah Price (Greentown, IN) - 6'5", 239 lbs., ***
- RB Nick Tompkins (Snellville, GA) - 5'10", 185 lbs., ***
- WR MacGarrett Kings (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - 5'11", 178 lbs., ***
- WR Aaron Burbridge (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
- DB Jermaine Edmondson (Canton, OH) - 6'1", 170 lbs., ***
- OT Kodi Kieler (Gibraltar, MI) - 6'6", 305 lbs., ***
- CB Ezra Robinson (Sarasota, FL) - 6'0", 174 lbs., ***
- S Mark Meyers (Toledo, OH) - 6'0", 180 lbs., ***
- DT David Fennell (Portland, OR) - 6'3", 275 lbs., NR
- WR Monty Madaris (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ***
- S Demetrious Cox (Jeannette, PA) - 6'1", 192 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)
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