FARGO — It may have taken longer than expected, but former North Dakota State linebacker Jasir Cox has found a new home. The senior entered the transfer portal in February hoping to find an FBS school to play safe.
He announced his destination – West Virginia University – on his Twitter account on Monday.
“Watching my dreams unfold,” Cox said.
The Mountaineers, who play in the Big 12 conference, finished 6-7 last season. It will be a different defense for Cox to learn; WVU is playing a 3-4 with perhaps the target position for Cox called the “throw” position.
If so, the Mountaineers are bringing back second Saint McLeod, who played eight games last year, and have redshirt rookie Christian Stokes as a replacement. McLeod was effective in his eight games finishing with 22 tackles and eight forced fumbles.
Cox has become a reliable stopper for the Bison over the course of his career. He had 58 tackles (third on the team) and three interceptions in the 2021 FCS National Championship season.
Cox was a substitute in his first two seasons before taking over in the spring of 2021. He played in 47 career games, finishing with 124 tackles.
He is the second member of his family to take the path of the Transference Portal. Older brother Jasir Cox left NDSU and played his final season at LSU.