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Pulaski County linebacker chooses Purdue, Jeff Brohm over Kentucky

In the battle for Kentucky commitments, the UK football team just lost out on one of the state’s top linebackers. Tristan Cox, a native of Somerset, Kentucky, has committed to Purdue University, he announced on Twitter Wednesday night. He chose Purdue while also holding offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. Cox will be playing under former Louisville Cardinal and current Purdue head coach, Jeff Brohm.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker is listed as the No. 41 linebacker in the nation and the No. 11 player in Kentucky, according to 24/7 Sports. He was considered a 3-star recruit.

“After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to commit to Purdue University,” Cox said, after taking time to thank Jesus, his family, friends, coaches and mentors in his commitment announcement.

Cox had one of the state’s standout performances during one of UK’s high school camps, with KSR’s Jack Pilgrim writing Cox had a “strong showing in individual drills. He plays on both sides of the football in high school, and he certainly showed that with pretty solid versatility and athleticism in front of the Kentucky coaching staff.” Now, he’ll be a Boilermaker.

A different Somerset native from the same class is already committed to Kentucky quarterback Kaiya Sheron. For more on the future Cat, click here.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

17 Comments for Pulaski County linebacker chooses Purdue, Jeff Brohm over Kentucky

  1. KYJelly
    10:36 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    He looks like he should’ve picked ProActiv

    • calcat
      10:42 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

      Dumb. That’s a kid you are talking about. Grow up

    • JASUN74
      11:10 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

      Pretty childish of you. You should feel real proud about yourself. I’ve give a grand for you to say something like that to the kids face. I’d say there’s a chance you’d regret it. Lmao. Did you think you’d grow up one day and become a bitch, or is it a surprise? I sure hope your children are with their mother and become better that you! That’s right, you’d have to find a woman first! Ohh well, you be you buddy!

    • Corder
      11:41 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

      Jesus Christ it was a joke. Go love ur miserable lives with no joking all you want. Since when did the comment section become policed by internet tonight guys. Hilarious that you say go tell it to his face but your the one talking trash to this guy or kid. We don’t know who these people are on the internet.

    • Corder
      11:42 am April 9, 2020 Permalink


  2. Jesus H. Chrysler
    11:06 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    3 (cough cough) *

  3. BigTimeOwen
    11:31 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

    You’d have to pay me to go live in Indiana, especially the corn field that is West Lafeyette, but best of luck up there to him.

  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:24 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Difference between UK and Purdue. Kentucky has legit linebacker depth.

    • Cletis75
      1:05 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

      This has to be about playing time I am sure, or maybe he wants to get farther from home to have more fun. KYJelly, you are a savage!

    • ClutchCargo
      9:56 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly, Thetruth. Every other school on his list has more inside linebackers on the roster/committed than Purdue does. It’s nice to get all the in-state talent, but he would have struggled to ever see the field here. I don’t get all the negative comments.

  5. chris43
    3:12 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Bye Felicia

  6. UKFanSC
    8:14 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    To each his own……best of luck at Purdue. Great school.

  7. satcheluk
    8:39 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Who’s more likely to leave for a better coaching job, Brohm or Stoops? It ain’t Stoops.

  8. Newtype
    9:15 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Do they even play defense though?

  9. david8577
    9:27 am April 9, 2020 Permalink

    Has he seen the landscape and women there?

  10. Corder
    11:41 am April 9, 2020 Permalink


  11. notFromhere
    10:21 pm April 10, 2020 Permalink

    Probably doesn’t fit in the 2 deep for a couple years or so. Purdue has good academic programs though, and only has to play a few football schools. Won’t have to cover SEC RBs there.

    Oh well. We want the ones that want to be here and want to compete