Former North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox is so good, the phone probably started ringing seconds after his name appeared in the NCAA Transfer Portal. He belongs at the highest level and it's no surprise he instantly became one of the most-wanted players in college football. Now we know where he will be spending his final year of eligibility.
On April 2, the 6-foot-3 linebacker and two-time FCS All-American committed to the LSU Tigers. There were plenty of suitors, but he apparently felt the most comfortable with head coach Ed Orgeron, defensive coordinator Bo Pelini, and in Baton Rouge for next season.
Losing Jacob Phillips, Patrick Queen and K'Lavon Chaisson to the NFL Draft stung, but the Tigers definitely have more help on the way.
LB Jabril Cox Commits to LSU
Landing the graduate transfer linebacker is a big-time get for the Tigers in 2020, and it's not one to be taken lightly. Cox is a stud. He proved it for three years with the Bison in the Missouri Valley Conference.
As a junior, Cox racked up 92 tackles, including 5.5 sacks. He finished with 258 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss and 14 sacks, 18 pass breakups, six interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble over three seasons at NDSU, according to The Advocate.
After a redshirt season, Cox was one of the top freshman at the FCS level, won the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and was named an Associated Press All-American as a junior last season, per ESPN.
"I have had a great four years at North Dakota State. We've won three national titles, and I wouldn't change it for the world, but I think it's time for a new journey, and to enter the transfer portal was a great decision for me to help elevate my game and compete at the highest level."
— Jabril Cox, via ESPN's Off the Bench
Get ready. Cox has game-changing talent and LSU football was lucky to land the grad transfer.
LB Jabril Cox Highlights
If you want to know one reason why North Dakota State has won so many FCS national championships, look no further than Jabril Cox. SEC coaches better be watching film now during the offseason because the 6-foot-3, 229-pounder is ready to make a difference.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it's unclear when his first game at Tiger Stadium will be, but you better believe Cox will show Tigers fans he means business.
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