"First off my mother was real comfortable with the coaching staff," Fouch said. "They have a good academic program there and I feel like academics are first before basketball."
"As far as the team and the coaches, I felt like they were the right for me," he continued. "I know a lot of kids at the school, so I felt very welcome."
Fouch, a standout at New York (N.Y.) Rice, also liked the fact that he could play for James "Bruiser" Flint.
"He's a real cool guy and straight forward," Fouch said. "He doesn't hold anything back, he let me know how he coaches. He's a hard coach, but very genuine so I appreciated him being honest with me and I've played for hard coaches all my life and I like to play for the hardest."
This is the second 2008 prospect to commit to Drexel out of the New York Gauchos AAU progam. Kevin Phillip made a verbal in mid-October, and that had a big impact on Fouch's decision.
"When we played together in the summer we did a lot of good things together," Fouch said. "Like at Peach Jam I made a pass to him to win one of the games, so we had a good relationship over the summer and that helped me pick it."