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.
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...
Subscribe to read full story
Tired of low effort articles and clickbait? So are we. Subscribe to read great articles written by a full-time staff with decades of experience.
Already a subscriber? Login Here