There are always some very good college prospects at Cleveland St. Ignatius, one of the top prep football programs in the Buckeye State. The top Wildcat prospect for 2009 is linebacker Dan Fox.
The 6-foot-4 and 215-pound Fox played a combination linebacker and strong safety during his junior season. Fox made 74 tackles including nine for loss. He intercepted three passes.
Fox could play either of those positions or possibly tight end at the next level. It is not a good year in Ohio for tight ends and the Buckeyes have brought up the possibilty of changing postions at the next level with Fox.
“I talk to coach (Taver) Johnson a lot,” Fox said. “He's recruiting me as a linebacker or tight end, as an 'athlete',”
Fox visited Ohio State in December.
“I went to a bowl practice for the national championship game,” Fox said. “And I went to their camp last summer. I stayed for three days. I might go to a 1-day camp there this summer.”
The Buckeyes have not offered Fox a scholarship to this point, but many others have.
“I have nine offers,” he said. “Cincinnati, Miami of Ohio, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Northwestern and North Carolina State have offered.
“I'm considering all of them pretty much. I haven't been able to check out too many yet because of track. I've been to Virginia and Maryland. It was nice down there.”
Fox is in no hurry to select a college.
“It's still pretty early,” he said. “I don't have a favorite. But I'll probably make my decision before the start of the season.”