Brenton Cox Jr. breaks Twitter silence after leaving Georgia for Florida
After transferring from Georgia to Florida, Brenton Cox Jr. had been silent on Twitter. Until Monday.
For the first time since leaving the Bulldogs for the SEC rival Gators, Cox tweeted about the start of this new chapter of his career. The linebacker tweeted a photo of himself donning a Florida uniform in a swamp along with his message:
— Brenton Cox Jr. (@Brenton_cox) August 12, 2019
Prior to that, Cox hadn’t tweeted since Aug. 3. In that span, he was dismissed by Georgia and spent only five days in the NCAA transfer portal before deciding to go to Florida.
As a 5-star prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, Cox chose Georgia over Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. He played 13 games for Georgia last season, totaling 20 tackles while helping the Bulldogs go 11-3.
Cox is a sophomore, and on Monday, Florida coach Dan Mullen said the Gators would apply for a waiver, believing they have a good chance of receiving one. If that happens, it’s possible that Cox could quickly make an impact on Florida’s defense this season.