LB Tristan Cox of Pulaski County (Kentucky) named to scoutSMART High School Football America Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

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Pulaski County High School (Somerset, Kentucky) linebacker Tristan Cox is the latest student-athlete to be named to the scoutSMART® High School Football America Preseason Academic All-American Watch List. Cox, who has given his verbal commitment to Purdue University and will be an early enrollee, carries a 3.5 GPA.

Cox, a four-year starter, is known for his versatility. Last season, Cox, who will play linebacker in college, made 94 tackles, but also ran for 509 yards with eight touchdowns. 20 of Cox’s tackles were for loss. He was named first team All-State as a junior.

“This is a great honor for Tristan. We are very proud of Tristan and all of his football accomplishments. More than that, we are proud of him for being the fine young man he is. He’s a leader on our team, in school, and in our community.” 

John Hines, Pulaski County head football coach

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2020 Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

Kyle Brown, OG – Ridgeland (Georgia)

Preston Carr, DE – Person (North Carolina)

Noble Cooper, WR – Blythewood (South Carolina)

Tristan Cox, LB – Pulaski County (Kentucky)

Paul Davis, SS – Spring Valley (South Carolina)

Weston Howard, WR – Lake Placid (Florida)

Jayden Lucian, WR/Returner – La Costa Canyon (California)

Casen Olson, QB/S – Waynoka (Oklahoma)

Kyle Oroni, QB/DB – Batavia (Illinois)

Jacob Price, LB/FB – B.B. Comer Memorial (Alabama)

Matt Russo, OL/DL – Depew (New York)

Gary Satterwhite, C/DT – Farrell (Pennsylvania)

Broc Simpson, K – Pulaski County (Virginia)

Keoke Toomer, LB – Ben Davis (Indiana)

Braunson White, QB/Athlete – Whitehaven (Tennessee)

Ryan Wickersham, QB – Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)

scoutSMART uses its proprietary system that gives high school football student-athletes a scoutSMART FIT Score that analyzes a players’ stats, on-field skills and academics. scoutSMART then provides the information to college football coaches, at all-levels, around the nation.

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