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Pac-12 Football Recruiting: Brandon Cox Verbals To Utah, Flips From Arizona

The dual-threat quarterback from Pasadena switched to the Utah Utes after decommitting from the Arizona Wildcats.

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We've got some switching going on in the Pac-12 circles. Quarterback Brandon Cox now committed to the Utah Utes after being the original quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats.

Cox seemed to indicate that at Utah he'd have a better shot to play earlier, but also liked the Utah defense.

"I liked their loyalty," he said. "i was impressed with all the former Utes on the staff, that is big with me."

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"What impressed me more was the defense," he said. "They have a good defense and played hard and are a heck of a football team. It kind of made me want to go there more and add more spice to the offense. I think I can add to that aspect of the team."

Here are Cox's rankings from the various recruiting services.

  • Scout: 57th best quarterback
  • Rivals: 16th best dual-threat QB, 53rd best recruit in California
  • ESPN: 30th best dual-threat quarterback, 127th best recruit in California
  • 247Sports: 27th best dual-threat QB, 99th best recruit in California

Cox had been an Arizona commit for most of the summer before decommitting a few days ago after what was supposedly a splendid Utah visit ($).

Here are the video highlights of Cox in action from his junior campaign.


Cox was also offered by Iowa State, New Mexico State and Utah State and had some interest from Maryland and Colorado.

Anu Solomon remains the lone Arizona quarterback commit. Cox joins Conner Manning among Utah quarterback prospects in this class.