Fox Decides to Stay Home

Chris Fox

To say Boston College is controlling "The Bay State" would be an understatement. Last week the Eagles added their fifth pledge from Massachusetts.

Originally, Westwood (Mass.) Xaverian cornerback/wide receiver Chris Fox (5-11, 192, 4.42) had planned on leaving the area and not staying local. That changed last week when Fox made a verbal pledge to Boston College.

"I didn't plan on staying local, but BC made a big push,' Fox said. "They built brand new facilities. They were one game away from a BCS Bowl. BC was the first to offer me and that gave them a lot of credibility with me."

Fox built solid relationships with the Boston College staff, which was also a big plus.

I became extremely close to Coaches Tom O' Brien, Jim Bridge, and Kevin Lempa," Fox said. "Coach Bridge lives in my hometown, and Coach Lempa lives like one town away."

Fox had always thought he'd commit early but after the Boston College offer came so did Colorado, Duke, Wisconsin, and Oregon. It cast some doubt in his mind.

"I wanted to commit early, but once I got the offers I wasn't sure," Fox said. "Over the last month or so, Boston College made a strong effort to get me. They made me feel like a priority."

Now all that is left is for Fox to finish up his senior year, and if he has his way he'll be at Boston College early next year.

"Here we are actually done with our course work in March," fox said. "We then have to do a month of community service. I'd like to do the service during the school year and enroll at BC in March."

Fox is very happy the whole recruiting process is finally over.

"I'm excited for my senior year and I'm glad the recruiting process is over," Fox said. "It feels good to know where I'll be the next five year and I can focus on my senior season."

Jeremy Beckham contributed to this article.

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