Updated Thu, Jun 27, 2013 1:16 pm
Hot on the heels of signing its sixth recruit to the 2014 recruiting class, the Ohio Football team landed another commitment Monday morning. Wyoming (Ohio) High School cornerback Jalen Fox committed to the Bobcats according to Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The commitment was confirmed by Fox’s high school coach, Aaron Hancock, on Twitter.
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback, Fox is the second defensive player to commit to the Bobcats 2014 recruiting class, and seventh overall. Unranked by any major scouting services, Fox had “cool” interest from Cincinnati, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State according to 247Sports.com. His only offer was from Ohio University, which came back in April according to Dyer.
Fox was named to the Ohio All-Combine Team at the Nike Football SPARQ Combine Tour in February. In his junior season with Wyoming, Fox recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions, earning him All-Area honors from the Enquirer. At Ohio, Fox will join former teammates Eric Price and Tony Davis, both members of the Bobcats’ 2011 recruiting class.
With both Travis Carrie and Jamil Shaw’s eligibility set to run out at the end of the of the 2013 season, Fox’s commitment fills a need for Ohio within the 2014 recruiting class.
According to NCAA rules, Fox’s verbal commitment is non-binding until he signs a National Letter of Intent. The first day football players for the 2014 class are eligible to sign their NLI’s is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.