The Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep linebacker went to Charlottesville to see the Wahoos in action during spring practice, and it seemed Virginia checked all the right boxes.
"I was really looking forward to this visit. This visit definitely put Virginia as one of my top.
"As a whole the way the coaches treated me, the campus, the academic presentation, the practice was fun, it was a great time. The coaches sitting down with me and talking to me made me feel comfortable."
"He (Tenuta) is a very intense guy," explained the 6-foot-3, 220 pound standout. "I sat in on a defensive meeting with him and he harps on identifying formations and everything like that. He is an intense guy that runs a very physical, fast defense, which I like a lot. In practice it was actually a scrimmage, so I got to see them go live which was really good, since they were hitting and they were fast and physical."
The Garden State playmaker also sees himself in that line getting coached up by the Virginia assistant.
"Coach Tenuta really likes me and he likes the way I play. He could see me on his defense. I like him as a guy, he is honest, he is very knowledgeable, he knows the game very well, so I feel I can learn from him a lot."
It wasn't just Tenuta that left his mark on Fox, however. Cavalier head coach Mike London also made the ‘Hoos a potential leader in Fox's recruitment.
"Coach London is a remarkable guy. He talked to me about how he can form me into a man- he could just tell me great life lessons and just be a great mentor to me as a person-seeing me as a leader on his football team and doing great things."
Fox has already made trips to Boston College and Penn State in recent weeks, but hopes to make stops in Miami, Rutgers and Syracuse. He has no set timeline for when he will end his recruitment, just that he would like to make his decision before his season begins.