Fox Goes In-Depth On Commitment

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Coleman Fox grew up rooting for Virginia Tech, where his father, Rich, played football for head coach Frank Beamer from 1986-1989. Coleman’s mother graduated from Tech as well. So there is no question that October 2 – the day Virginia Tech came through and offered a scholarship to the Salem High School (VA) senior running back – was an exciting day for the Fox family.

New VT commit Fox
New VT commit Fox

Exactly one week later, Coleman verbally committed to the Hokies.

“Right after I got the offer, I talked with my family. My mom and dad were very excited. My dad was right there when I got the offer. All week we talked about the pros and cons of following in my dad’s footsteps. By Thursday [of last week], I decided it would be crazy not to commit,” Fox said.

“I called Bryan Stinespring on Thursday night (October 9) and let him know. I wanted to keep it quiet through Friday, especially with my team having a game on Friday night. I didn’t want it to be a distraction.”

The news of Fox’s commitment broke following Salem’s 55-7 win over Christiansburg on Friday night.

“I wasn’t planning to let people know then, but I got caught up in the moment,” said Fox, who informed two local sports reporters of his decision late Friday night. “I’m just really excited I committed.”

The 5’11”, 190-pound prospect received scholarship offers from Army, JMU and Richmond, among others, prior to the 2014 season, but patience and perseverance was needed before receiving