Standout safety Demetrious Cox joins MSU recruiting class

Boom. Mark Dantonio and his staff picked up another HUGE commitment.

After wide receiver Monty Madaris picked the Spartans on Sunday, Demetrious Cox, a four-star safety from Jeannette, Penn., committed to Michigan State on Monday.

He visited East Lansing on Dec. 16 and chose the Spartans over scholarship offers from more than 20 BCS programs including Ohio State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.

Cox played defensive back and quarterback for Jeannette High School and rushed for 1,180 yards on 114 attempts, while completing 51-of-87 passes for 753 yards, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rumors broke earlier Monday from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicating Cox would pick Michigan State.

A video of Cox committing on local Pittsburgh TV station KDKA can be seen here.

“When all that stuff went down, I just found a little more stability at Michigan State,” said Cox to the Post-Gazette after making his decision. “Really, after I went up to Michigan State for the Michigan game, I’ve liked Michigan State. I saw how crazy it was up there. I never realized how football-oriented everything is up there.”

Cox is the 18th commitment for the 2012 class. With signing day approaching (Wednesday), the mostly likely player to round out the class is defensive tackle Terrell Jackson — and if not Jackson, it will remain set at 18 commits.

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Posted on January 30, 2012, in Football, Recruiting and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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