BCS offer comes for 2011 RB Foxx

Offer No. 1 came in for a 2011 running back in the Commonwealth a couple weeks back. The scholarship for Deshon Foxx came from a BCS school.
"I got an offer from Connecticut about two weeks ago," he said. "It was great. I couldn't believe it. They are recruiting me as a running back.
"I know they like to run the ball and they like speed and quick guys back there. I also know they beat a pretty good team last week, West Virginia in overtime. They've got a really good football program going on."
Connecticut just recently came to know about Foxx.
"They were only talking to me about four weeks ago," he said. "They saw my highlight film and met me a couple times and told me I had a strong work ethic and manners. They liked how I carried myself and how I'm versatile, I'm like four or five athletes in one recruit."
Foxx plans to visit Storrs soon.
"I have not gone up yet, but I'm going up on the 27th for my official," he said. "I'm just hoping I like it up there. I know it's cold and I like cold weather. People say it's a good fit for me."
Foxx is hearing from a few other schools including Richmond, Elon, VMI, Old Dominion, Virginia, Marshall and Maryland. A couple others are likely to receive visits as well.
"Marshall wants me to go up for a visit sometime in December after the football season," he said. "I'm probably going to Richmond this Saturday too."
In the meantime, is there a team Foxx is still hoping to hear from?
"One team I would really want to hear more from is West Virginia," he said. "It's just cause they use a lot of players like me that are small and quick and can play a couple different positions."
With college interest developing, what does the Virginia back want in a college?
"I want a united team, I want people who are playing for themselves and a great coaching staff," he said. "I want a supportive community, a community involved with the football team that gets into it like the players get into it. And, I want to play."
On the field, Foxx posted just under 1,000-yards rushing a year ago, while his numbers are down, his touchdowns are up.
"I'm around 500-yards rushing, but I have 17 or 19 touchdowns on the year. I've scored rushing, receiving, returned a couple interceptions back and off of kickoff returns," he said. "This year is a lot better for me. I'm getting more receptions."
Off the field, Foxx is a talented track athlete as well that placed fourth in the state in the 100-meter with a best time of 10.83.