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.
— Tristan Cox (@Tcox022) April 8, 2020
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.