2019 three-star defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox, who committed to the Tennessee Vols in early April, recently received an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Cox, who is coming off a visit to Auburn, is still committed to Tennessee, but he admitted to AL.com that his recruitment is “open”.

“I’m committed to Tennessee, but my recruitment is still open. I’m still exploring other options and enjoying recruiting right now. I’m blessed to receive every offer I got and open to everything there is to see.”

That doesn’t sound very encouraging for the Volunteers.

Cox, who also said that Auburn “feels like home”, says he plans to visit the Tigers again in June.

The Mobile, AL native is rated by 247Sports as the No. 21 player in the state of Alabama and the No. 37 defensive tackle in the nation.

It’s obviously still very early in the recruiting process, but I would be surprised, at this point, if Cox ends up at Tennessee. It sounds like like the option to stay closer to home might be too appealing for Cox to pass up.

If the Vols end up missing out on Cox, it shouldn’t be an indictment on Jeremy Pruitt’s recruiting ability.

This is part of recruiting and it happens everywhere. Pruitt has still done an exceptional job on the recruiting trail so far during his brief time at Tennessee.

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