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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Former UConn recruiting target Cox commits to Baylor

Lauren Cox, considered to be the top player in the Class of 2016, committed to Baylor after making her official visit there over the weekend.

Cox had visited UConn during First Night and was UConn freshman Napheesa Collier and UConn commit Crystal Dangerfield on the U.S. team which won the FIBA U19 World Championship.

I went to one of Cox's games at Flower Mound High School last year when I was in Texas for the UConn/SMU game and while she didn't come out and say it, I had a sense that her close family ties would result in her not going too far away for school.

Cox announced her commitment via her Twitter account

After 5 great visits to 5 amazing programs, I'm blessed to say that I have committed to Baylor University💚🐻💛

This should wrap things up for UConn's next incoming freshman class with Dangerfield being joined by Molly Bent and Kyla Irwin,.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writers and fans who followed Lauren and her Dad on Twitter, sensed where she was committing to all along. Tweets were almost always about family, and either about sports or church. Very little fluff.

It was no secret that Lauren and her family visited Baylor several times. When she sent out her official visit schedule with Baylor the last visit, it was a done deal. 4 head coaches had to know so I am surprised they still went thru with the official visits.

As soon as Louisville made the announcement they completed 2016 recruiting almost immediately after Cox official visit, it was another sign that family would always be first. Not committing to Notre Dame after her visit was another sign. Second best WCBB program in the nation, prominent school, prominent football program.

Lauren and her parents already knew about UConn's 10 national championships and multiple POY and AA. They knew about Stef Dolson's amazing development. Lauren's parents knew they could watch every UConn game on TV. And they most likely have seen and heard Geno being Geno, especially when it comes to recruit's parents. So what possibly could have UConn presented to the Cox family to change her mind?

Absolutely nothing wrong with family first. It is wonderful. Just curious as to why the parents let this drag out. I am sure they knew. Just like with Geno, what is said in public is not always the same as what is said in private.

9:44 AM 

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