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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2021 LB Tristan Cox Hears From Notre Dame, Hopes To Stay In Touch

September 18, 2019

Prior to a couple weeks ago, Tristan Cox‍ had received preliminary interest from Notre Dame.

“They would send me questionnaires and camp invites every now and then, and their recruiting page followed me as well,” the 2021 Kentucky linebacker explained.

On Sunday, Sept. 1st, the first day colleges could reach out directly to junior prospects, the Irish contacted him again.

“It felt awesome that ND reached out to me this soon,” Cox said.

And that could be the beginning of an extended recruitment.

“My family and I plan on attending a game this fall and also a visit when we can get up there,” Cox said. “I will definitely stay in touch with them.”

The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder already has offers from schools like Kentucky, Louisville, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Purdue and Cincinnati among others.

“It means a lot to me knowing my hard work has paid off and that coaches acknowledge my talent,” he said of the early offers. “I've truly been blessed.

“Many coaches have told me they like my speed in a box, and the ability to close in on ball carriers. They also like my size and lengthy arms.”

His interest in Notre Dame is legit.

“I know that ND is an elite team, and they have great tradition,” he said. “I would like to know more about their coaches and get to know them more and build relationships.”

He’s already taken visits to Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Penn State and expects to continue hitting the road in the coming months.

“I plan on going to multiple games including Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Purdue and Vanderbilt,” he said.

He’s hoping to get the process completed within a year from now.

“My plan is to finish out my junior year and hopefully make a decision before my senior year. When evaluating a school, I'm looking for a place where I feel at home, where I know it's all family.”

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