GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting -- Chris Fox (OL) -- 2013 Verbal Commit -- Profile

Posted at 4:00pm — 2/23/2012

GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Chris Fox (OL) — 2013 Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Chris Fox from Ponderosa High School — Parker, Colorado.

Height: 6’6
Weight: 297
Number: 73
Current Position: Offensive Line/Defensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Line
City/State: Parker, Colorado
High School: Ponderosa
Head Coach: Randy Huff
Recruiter: Coach Darrell Funk
Committed: 2/18/2012
Top 4 other Offers: Colorado, Iowa, Ohio State, and Purdue.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: ESPNU150 … FanSided: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 5.5
Class: 2013 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Opening Comment:

Chris Fox is a really big commit for Michigan for many reasons.

First and foremost, Chris is seen by many as within the range of top 10 offensive linemen in the nation.

Second, he is huge an will come to Michigan at near 300 pounds, or perhaps more.

Third, Chris is clearly in the mold of Michigan linemen of the past and fits exactly the job description Coach Funk and Coach Hoke are seeking to man the line in years to come.

Last, Chris is the top player in his state and that is always a big coup for any school not within the state boundary and especially across this distance.

Overview:

Here is another prospect that passes the sight test on the spot.

Chris Fox is an imposing offensive lineman who has been all-conference both his junior and sophomore seasons.

He could play offensive tackle or guard at Michigan. We, at this time, believe he is a natural right tackle.

Chris plays on both sides of the ball in high school. Also, he throws the shot in track.

Strengths: PICTURE As mentioned, Chris is a physical, dominating and nasty offensive lineman.

Chris is not satisfied with just blocking defenders, he tries to bury them.

He is a solid overall athlete who moves his feet well.

Chris also displays good hustle and a football motor that is impressive for a player his size.

On film one see Chris blocking until the whistle.

On defense he is almost impossible to move and hits like a truck. And once again he is always running to the football.

Needs work:

As with most physically superior high school players, Chris will need to watch his pad level.

His pass protection, especially his hand placement needs some work.

He also has a tendency to over extend and get a bit off balance.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Chris Fox to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year or hopefully.

Chris Fox reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — David Baas — Same size and temperament — who played Offensive Line.

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