Lone Star state product, North Crowley (Texas) High School tight end Jason Fox, had a senior season to remember. His recruitment rivaled that of many top prospects in the nation and his team made it to the playoffs, even though they got knocked out in the first round.
What was the most special thing for the 6-foot-6, 248-pound four-star prospect was when he made his verbal commitment to the University of Miami. Hurricane coach Dan Werner made quite the impression on the No. 14 rated tight end and that put the Florida school over the top of the in-state schools like Texas A&M.
Fox admits it was an up and down ride, but one he'll never forget.
"To tell you the truth, it's not just one thing with recruiting," Fox said. "Sometimes, when you get started with it, it's fun to have all the calls from the coaches because you really feel wanted. Then, it can get stressful when you get multiple calls a night."
"Overall, I enjoyed it."
Miami and Texas A&M were the two teams battling it out in the end. Fox's decision to make his pledge to the Hurricanes had a lot to do with feeling.
"It wasn't just one thing that made me choose Miami," Fox said about his future school. "It's just the place I liked the best. They're tradition stuck out, they're a winning team, I've got a great relationship with my position coach and the head coach. When I took my unofficial visit there, I just felt right with the players and really loved it."
Fox will get a chance to take his one and only official visit down to Miami on Dec. 16. Even as solid as Fox is, he says that the hardest part of his recruitment was having to call other coaches like Dennis Franchione.
"I like A&M and they were good to me through the whole process, so making that call was tough," Fox said. "It was just I ended up liking Miami more and I thought it was a better fit for me."