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2006 '06 MA DB Chris Fox (Boston College signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LordJeffBuck, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Boston College (offered) leads Oregon (offered) and Ohio State (not offered), with Notre Dame (not offered) and Virginia (not offered) also being in the mix.

    BSB - Chris Nida - 07/14/05

    Personal take - if the Buckeyes offer (and I think that that is a strong possibility), then Chris follows his father Tim and cousin Dustin to Columbus.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2005
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.$


    Not much new from the previous update......
    Boston College (first to offer) leads slightly over Oregon (offer), Ohio State, Notre Dame and Virginia. He wants to take his visits and decide before his season starts on Sept 10.
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $


    From the ND site...Chris has offers from BC, Colorado, Duke, Oregon and Wisconsin. ND and OSU are also interested. He lists Boston College, Oregon, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Virginia as his leaders.
  4. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Boston College still leads for Chris, BUT he has some very interesting things to say about Ohio State - Chris feels that the Bucks will offer after the staff sorts things out with their "reach" prospects. Chris plans to make an official visit to Ohio State (and other schools), and to decide in October.

    BC Rivals - 07/26/05
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals has rated Chris as 3-stars.
  6. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum


    Chris Fox commited to Boston College today.
  7. ol104

    ol104 RIP Neutron Man

    Did he possibly jump the gun, or could the coaches have told him he most likely would not be getting an offer?
  8. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    I'd assume the latter, although its not uncommon to see kids de-commit when they get there dream offer.
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    I don't think he was going to get an offer...
  10. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    Boston is one of the best/most fun cities in the World. Congrats to Chris.
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This is a case where early offers and scholarship limitations combined to disadvantage a prospect. It is a shame that Chris did not have the opportunity to showcase his skills during his senior year, but with an offer in hand from BC (his local school and a good football program competing in the revamped ACC), Chris really did not have the luxury of waiting on an OSU offer.

    The current system of early offers benefits the blue chip prospects whom most programs will wait on, and (ironically) the "sleepers" who develop during their senior years and can earn "late" offers; the 3-star prospects are often forced to take an early offer from a "second choice" program because the offering school can't hold a schollie for too long.

    I wish that Chris could have gotten that Buckeye offer and continued the family tradition in scarlet and grey, but best of luck to him at BC.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Daily News


    ox commits to BC
    By Adam Kurkjian / Daily News Staff
    Wednesday, August 10, 2005

    When you hear some stories about college football recruiting, it sounds as if it is a sport unto itself, complete with Internet rumors on message boards, coaches and reporters filling up an entire night of a recruit's time on the phone, and camps and combine appearances by the athlete in the hopes of catching the eye of his dream school.

    For all of its ups and downs, the process is finally over for Westwood native and Xaverian Brothers High School wide receiver/cornerback/return man Chris Fox, who ended the suspense he committed to Boston College this weekend.

    Fox, who is rated a three-star prospect (on a scale of one-to-five, five being the highest) according to recruiting service, was somewhat of a surprise get for the hometown Eagles. After all, Chris' father Tim, who played with the Patriots, and cousin Dustin, who was recently drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, both attended Ohio State. However, the Buckeyes never came through with an offer. Chris was left to choose between BC, Duke, Oregon, Wisconsin and Colorado. He ended up going with the first school to offer him a scholarship.

    "I got my offer from BC way back in April, which surprised me," said Fox. "Actually, in the beginning, I did want to make (my decision) before the season. But after the camps and with the situation I was in I was then looking to make some visits. But BC expressed to me their need for cornerbacks was pretty dire and their intent was to get me to stay home. So I took the tour so I could get a complete and utter view of what BC was like, and once I did that there was no reason to look around. Technically, it was a smart move. It's a great school and it's been my No. 1 the whole time. I regret a little missing the chance to see other schools, but I'm still happy with my decision."

    Although Dustin's advice to Chris the whole process was simply, "Go to Ohio," according to Chris, when defensive backs coach Mel Tucker left to coach the same position for the Browns, the Buckeyes dropped down on his list.

    "A good reason it didn't work out for me is that their defensive back coach left the school and went to the Browns," said Fox. "He loved my cousin and he loved me. If he was there I would have easily got an offer. The new guy created a little bit of a problem with me, they came in and recruited their own guys. Ohio especially has been keeping up with me. They're aware that I committed but they're not going to stop recruiting me. I think they just wanted to see me a little bit more. I'm pretty sure that I'm pretty solid, though. It's BC right now."

    Did that mean Ohio State is still in the picture?

    "I'm solid to BC," he said.

    Fox becomes one of many recent Xaverian players to make a pledge to BC. Former Hawks to go on to Chestnut Hill include Derrick Knight, Peter Shean, J.P. Comella, and Scott Bradley, among others. Off the top of his head, Xaverian coach Charlie Stevenson estimates that nearly a dozen Hawks have suited up for Boston College in recent years.

    "Certainly, BC has been more than fair to Xaverian players," said Stevenson. "We are one of the local schools that obviously they are going to come and recruit when we have a player. If we didn't have a player, they wouldn't recruit. They're not there every year. They've been more than fair to us and, the other side is, our kids have been good contributors to their team."

    Fox, who racked up 548 receiving yards and six touchdowns last year on 31 receptions, did not seem overwhelmed with the recruiting process at all. He said he has a subscription to Rivals and would check out the articles on him to make sure everything was accurate and that he didn't insult a school that was recruiting him.

    "I tried stay away from demoting a school. I would try to just promote everyone," said Fox. "I have an account on Rivals, and I would check out my profile. A lot of the stuff is false. At one point it had me running a 4.5 (in the 40-yard dash) when I run a 4.4. They also had my shuttle as 4.42 when I run a 4.1. A lot of colleges look at that stuff, so I like to make sure everything looks all right."

    A recent ESPN the Magazine article uncovered how a good number of the reporters for sites like Rivals and come off more like recruiters for the different schools they cover. Fox didn't see too much of that in his experience, though, and could even use them to his advantage at times.

    "I would say most of them were just like plain writers calling for an interview," said Fox. "Even about a week ago I got a call from a Notre Dame guy and provided with me some information about them that I didn't know. He said that their safety prospects had all decided to go elsewhere. I thought, 'Hey, that's kind of interesting. I might give them a call.'"

    That leaves Fox with just the football season to concentrate on now, and he looks to have an even bigger year than last year.

    "Beyond anything else he's a great kid, a good player," said Stevenson. "He has an opportunity to go to a great school, and hopefully he will be able to have a great year for us this year and have great years for them in the future. Certainly, he's going to be playing against the top talent in the country, so it's going to be exciting for him to see who he is going to be playing against."



    Xaverian standout Chris Fox made a verbal commitment to Boston College this weekend
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