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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Offensive Lineman Chris Fox Is A Puppy Dog Off The Field, A Pit Bull On It Keeping the best prospects home off the field. He���s a nice kid, even can be key to a college football pro- jolly. But when you get him on the gram���s success, especially in states field? Something happens.��� in which top-ranked recruits don���t It���s usually something bad for opcome around too often. The Uni- ponents. Fox wasn���t intent just to versity of Colorado has missed on a get the better of his opponent, his few of its biggest fish in recent years, coaches reported during his senior and this year was no different when year ��� he wanted to dominate, Parker Ponderosa offensive lineman Chris Fox (6-6, 297,���s No. 142 prospect nationally) ��� the state���s No. 1 recruit according to and the Denver Post ��� chose Michigan over the home-state Buffaloes, and offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Tennessee and others. More elite football schools would likely have offered had Fox not pledged so early, head coach Jamie Woodruff said. Fox committed to U-M Feb. 18, 2012, only weeks after National Signing Day. ���Of all the kids I���ve coached [in 26 years], he���s probably the best,��� Woodruff said. ���We���ve had a couple other great ones, one that went to BYU and was very good, but Chris has a little bit of a mean Fox was tabbed the No. 1 recruit in Colorado by both streak with him. and the Denver Post. photo by lon horwedel ���He���s not that way at all

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