Andres Fox, a 3-star defensive end/outside linebacker from Mobile (Ala.) Christian High School, grew up an Alabama fan, but for several months, it seemed like Auburn had the edge over the Crimson Tide mainly because of his comfortability at the school and the Tigers offering him before the Tide.
After a visit to both schools this weekend for their respective cookout events, Fox said Alabama and Auburn are now tied on top of his recruitment.
“Alabama is tied at the top because it is a great school and I’d have a great chance at the NFL,” Fox told SEC Country. “I’m still deciding if Alabama’s system is the best fit for me.”
Fox admitted that he had the feeling of making a commitment at both schools this weekend but chose not to in order to continue processing his thoughts on both schools.
What’s it going to take for one school to separate itself from the next?
“They have to just keep recruiting me really hard like they are doing,” Fox said.
The 6-foot-4, 232-pound prospect says LSU and Stanford, the other two teams in his top 4, remain in the mix but the two in-state schools hold the edge right now.
A commitment for the nation’s No. 18 weakside defensive end won’t come any time soon.
“I doubt it will happen before the season starts,” Fox said. “It will probably come sometime this fall. The two at the top have a really big chance, though.”
Alabama is recruiting Fox at JACK, which is the same position the Crimson Tide are targeting 5-star prospects KJ Henry and Micah Parsons and 4-star prospects Cameron Latu, Eyabi Anoma and current Tide commitment Jordan Davis.