RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 53 running back in the country, the No. 68 player in his region and the No. 21 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Listed as the No. 129 running back in the country and the No. 49 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 43 player in the state of Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 36 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 127 running back in the country and the No. 12 running back in the East by Scout.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 10/10/2014 … A first-team all-state selection for the Class 4A level at running back by the VHSL and a second-team all-state selection by VirginiaPreps … The Timesland Player of the Year as a senior, as chosen by The Roanoke Times … Led his team to the VHSL championship game … Finished the season with 1,500 yards rushing on 167 carries despite not playing offense in the final 2.5 games because of an ankle sprain … Also had 24 catches for 393 yards and six scores … Threw a touchdown pass in the first half of a win against Patrick Henry … A second-team All-Timesland selection at running back as a junior … Ran for 1,134 yards in the regular season as a junior, then added 685 more in four playoff games.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 12, 1997, in Salem, VA … Son of Rich and Jennifer Fox … Father played fullback for Virginia Tech from 1986-89, part of Frank Beamer’s first teams in Blacksburg … Has a younger brother … Enjoys skiing and wakeboarding … Contemplated major is finance.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I’ve grown up 45 minutes down the street, and I’ve always been a fan. Virginia Tech is a great place, and Blacksburg is a great college town. The coaches at Tech are great. They’re competitors, just like me. I really felt the combination of football and the school was the best fit for me.” 

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