Three-Star RB Coleman Fox Commits to the Virginia Tech Hokies


Aug 30, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Mark Leal (6) hands the ball off to running back Joel Caleb (15) against the William & Mary Tribe at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies have put a lot of solid pieces together in there recruiting class and a lot of their focus now is on a few of the top recruits in the country including five-star defensive end Josh Sweat, four-star defensive end Jalen Dalton, and four-star defensive tackle Tim Settle. The Hokies have been building their recruiting class and made another addition tonight as reported by multiple sources.

Coleman Fox had received offers from mostly small schools including Old Dominion and Army but the Hokies offered him on October 2nd and it became almost certain that he would commit to the Hokies. Now, Fox has committed to the Hokies.

Coleman Fox is a three-star running back from Salem High School in Salem, Virginia and is ranked as the 146th best running back and 52nd best prospect in Virginia by the 247 Sports Composite. However, Fox has been very dominant at the 4A level in the state of Virginia as shown by these stats from 247 Sports.

"Throughout his senior season, Fox has accumulated 560-yards on the ground on 60 carries, 250-yards through the air on 10 receptions and close to 200 return yards, both punt and kick-off."

Fox has proven to be a big time playmaker and the fact that he is averaging 9.33 yards per carry is quite impressive no matter the level of competition. Fox has good speed and also can bounce off easy tackles. One of the biggest things with Fox is that he is very versatile and could end up playing at wide receiver in the slot or at running back. Fox also has the potential to be a solid third down back due to his pass catching skills.

However, Fox will need some time to bulk up from his current frame of 5-11 and 190 pounds while Fox also reminds me a little of Chris Mangus. Like Mangus, Fox is a running back first but a versatile player that I’m just not sure can find a position home like Mangus or climb the depth chart enough at a particular position. Fox has a lot of potential and provides quality depth in this class but I just don’t know how well he will fit on the Virginia Tech roster.

A big thing that I’ve heard about Fox is that he is a hard worker and that is something that you love to see. Hard working players will find a way to make some sort of impact at the collegiate level even it is just special teams and Fox is one of those players that shows a very good work ethic.

Coleman Fox is a solid player and has had an extremely productive senior season of high school football which has shown that he has a good amount of potential. Fox is a solid addition for depth to this recruiting class and we’ll have to see if Fox could end up being a steal or just provide quality, versatile depth at running back and slot receiver.