WVU Release Football Announces Defensive Addition

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – (May 5, 2022) - West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Jasir Cox, a 6-foot-1, 209-pound, fifth-year senior from Kansas City, Missouri, has signed a grant-in-aid and will transfer to WVU from North Dakota State. He will be used on the defensive side of the ball.

Jasir Cox, 5th-year Senior, 6-1, 209, Kansas City, Missouri/Bishop Miege/North Dakota State

2021 (Sr.) – North Dakota State

Played for coach Matt Entz at North Dakota State
Named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team
Started 14 games at linebacker, helping the Bison win the 2021 NCAA FCS National Championship
Missed the NCAA second round playoff game due to illness
Finished the year as NDSU's third-leading tackler with 58 tackles, three tackles for loss, 1 ½ sacks and three interceptions
Had two interceptions at Illinois State and one the following week against Missouri State
Also had two pass breakups and one forced fumble
Season-high seven tackles against Indiana State and in the national championship win over Montana State
2020 (Jr.) – North Dakota State

Started all 10 games at linebacker, helping NDSU to the NCAA national quarterfinals
NDSU's third leading tackler with 52 total tackles
Made 2 ½ tackles for loss and had one sack
Had five pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble
Career-high eight tackles in the NCAA first round playoff win over Eastern Washington
Seven tackles against Central Arkansas, including six solo stops
Also had seven tackles at Southern Illinois
2019 (So.) – North Dakota State

Played in 13-of-16 games, helping NDSU win the NCAA FCS National Championship
Made a tackle on NDSU's first kickoff of the season against Butler but was injured and missed the rest of the nonconference slate
Had one tackle for loss in his return at Illinois State
Season-high six tackles including four solo stops, a tackle for loss and an assisted sack in the win over South Dakota
Named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll
2018 (Fr.) – North Dakota State

Played in 10-of-15 games as a true freshman, helping NDSU win the NCAA FCS National Championship
Played a majority of his time on the kickoff coverage team and punt defense
NDSU ranked ninth in FCS and led the Missouri Valley Football Conference averaging 15.61 yards per punt return
High School

Played for coach Jon Holmes at Bishop Miege High
Played his junior year at Raytown South before transferring to Bishop Miege, where he was a safety on the school’s fourth straight Kansas Class 4A state championship under coach Jon Holmes
2017 all-state and all-conference first team
Had 88 tackles including 54 solo stops
Intercepted four passes and returned two for touchdowns
Also had a punt return for a touchdown
Ran on a record-setting 4x100 relay team
Also participated in basketball and baseball
Personal

Son of James and Lotu Cox
One of seven children (3 brothers, 3 sisters)
Older brother, Jabril Cox, was a two-time All-America linebacker at NDSU from 2016-19, before transferring to LSU for his senior season
Expected to graduate in May 2022 with his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology
 

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The haters on this forum don't like hearing about players coming in. They would rather bitch about those leaving.
 

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Yeah because WVU has never had success with 5th year players. Get some new material.