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It has been Nick Cox’s dream since he was a little boy to play football, and now he is getting his chance to play at the collegiate level, signing with Lindsey Wilson College May 24 in the Grant County High School Library.
“I have wanted to play football my entire life and in college, so I am excited,” he said.
Cox played all four years of high school for the Braves football program and also participated for the wrestling team this past season.
Cox said he chose LWC because of the coaches and their helpfulness. He said the campus attracted him to choose LWC.
LWC has only had a football program since 2010 and with a young program Cox may play his freshman year.
“It feels really good, but at the same time stressful,” he said. “That means I got to work really hard to show them I can play.”
His primary position is safety, but he is also looking at playing running back for LWC.
Former GCHS football coach Mike Davis saw his second senior sign with a college for football after Preston Cahill signed with Centre College April 27.
“It’s excellent, especially for Nick, because he is such a hard worker,” he said. “Ever since he came up from middle school, he has done everything he needed to do to get to this level.”
Davis said Cox didn’t have the speed or skills, but with four years of hard work, he is proud to know that Cox is going to play at the collegiate level.
In order to be ready for the fall football season, LWC handed Cox an offseason workout pamphlet for him to be in shape for training camp in July.
“Football has been my primary choice since it is my life, but wrestling helped me with some of the needs for football like tackling and staying in shape,” he said.