(Wharton, N.J.) – Chris Fox of Ponderosa High School, Parker, Colo., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Fox is currently rated as the No. 6 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Fox has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Michigan on National Letter of Intent Day.
Scout Eval - "Fox isn’t just the top guard prospect in the West but the top overall prospect in the state as well. He plays tackle for Ponderosa and is also a talented defensive lineman but we think he projects best on the interior of the line. He’s a physical and nasty player who moves well in space. He’s very athletic for a big man, has a great frame, plays with a motor and has a great upside to him. Fox has been a starter on the varsity since his freshman season and has continued to improve in all areas. He'll be able to add weight and strength in college and will add a ton of versatility to the offensive line at Michigan. " - Scout.com West Recruiting Team
“Chris is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Ponderosa High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Chris possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
Fox was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
Sergeant First Class Edward Foust, General Steve Best, Chris Fox, and Staff Sergeant Anthony Branch
--Originally published by Greg Powers--