So far, 12 players in East Texas' 2015 class hold at least one FBS offer. Here's a look at several…
Big Frame for East Texas Lineman
You often hear the phrase, "You can't coach size." That definitely applies to Jefferson (Tx.) 2015 offensive tackle prospect Ryan Cox. Cox's head coach, Derek Simmons, said the lineman has gotten a ton of mail correspondence from some high-major programs, but added that SMU has stopped by Jefferson multiple times to see the 6-foot-6, 315-pound Cox. "(Defensive line) coach (Bert) Hill is tracking him pretty closely," Simmons said. "It's just a matter of who wants to take a chance on him. He's come light years, but he still has ways a to go. He's got the body. We coaches can't coach 6-6, 315, but a lot of it's gonna be up to him from here on out." Simmons said Cox has attended several camps and knows what he's up against as a player from a small-school program. "When you're in a little 2A sometimes those kids get passed over by the big schools," Simmons said, "but he knows what it's gonna take." Because of his size, Cox probably projects as a tackle at the next level, but has played a significant amount of snaps at tackle and guard as a high school player. "We ended up having to move him back to guard. We went the first five or six games (of the 2013 season) and never had the same five offensive linemen. We moved him back to kinda get him back in his comfort zone," Simmons said. "He played guard as a sophomore, but I project him as a tackle. Whether he's right side or left side, that's up to whoever takes a chance on him. "Our plans are to move him back to tackle this year. If he keeps progressing, he's gonna be fine. He's still got a little ways to go, but the kids words hard and he knows what he needs to do."
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