There’s plenty to unpack as Cox has four rep the Falcons
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Cox High School was well represented at the recruit757 Spotlight Exposure camps last week.
Rising seniors Dylan Hauser (2021 QB 5-11 186), Dominic Wilson (2021 WR/DB 6-1.5 198), Decoreion Hunter (2021 RB 5-7 177) and rising junior Hunter Waltz (2022 MLB 5-8 182) filled out their own session and got very specific attention.
Hauser, who picked up an offer from Hampden-Sydney College before the event, made an invite only trip to Randolph-Macon College on the day after the camp and oddly enough, earned an offer from Washington and Lee on his way back from that trip.
“It was good work. We got a lot of stuff done. Keeping up the off-season work… keeping up my athleticism, it’s a good way to express my skills,” Dylan said. “I’ve been doing this stuff since I was little. Practicing, repping, trying to get the best times and the best reps.”
“I have the grades (3.96 unweighted GPA),” he said. “I’m versatile. I can throw the ball and I can run the ball. I’ve been playing running back and linebacker since I was 6. Two years ago, in my sophomore season, I switched over to play quarterback. We run the option at Cox and it kind of fit.”
Dominic Wilson came into the workout fresh off of a commitment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He’s not looking to build a better recruitment. He simply wanted to get some good work in and do it with his teammates.
“Even though I’m committed, I still have to work. I have to put in the work to be the best I can be,” Wilson stated. “Football changed my life. (It makes me) more responsible, more humble too. I have to show up on time, make sure I’m looking at my playbook, and keeping in contact with the coaches.”
“Navy showed me that they really have an interest in me. They gave me that opportunity to play at the next level. I respect them for that. That’s why I made my decision.”
Wilson’s athleticism was certainly on display, as he ran a 4.29 pro shuttle and broad jumped almost 9 feet 10 inches.
Decoreion Hunter is one of the least decorated workhorses of the Cox offense. The triple option attack at Cox relies on deception and a strong running game. The linemen have to know their blocking schemes and the ball carriers have to execute with discipline as well.
“This builds camaraderie with the team. Everyone needs to know what they’re doing going into games, in game situations,” Decoreion explained. “I have to do better every practice, no matter what. If there’s somebody else going for my position, (I have to) out do them.
Linebacker Hunter Waltz was the youngest of the group at the camp. Physically, he showed that he can keep up with the other three athletes who are a class ahead of him. There were takeaways that Hunter got on the recruiting side, but he was confident about his workout.
“We just worked out and tried to get back in the groove of things… find out where we are because we’ve missed a lot of time,” Waltz said. “I’m recovering from a shoulder surgery that I got in February. Physical therapy has been on hold. I’ve been doing a lot of individual work: running and trying to stay in shape for the season.”
Hunter ran his 5-10-5 in 4.68, which is good for a young linebacker.
“(The future is) not guaranteed, whether it’s because of injury or not advancing to the next level. The next play is not guaranteed, so I’m trying to make the most of it.”
– Andy Hilton
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