He's hoping a great season at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado Springs can change that.
On Saturday, Fox made an unofficial visit to Colorado, where he watched the Buffs lose a heart-breaker, 36-33 in overtime against Cal.
After the game, Fox was asked what he likes about CU.
"Everything," he said. "It's just awesome -- the school, the coaches."
Fox has not received a scholarship offer from CU, or any other school yet. However, he said Arizona State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State join Colorado on the list of schools that have expressed interest.
Fox, who turns 17 years old today, is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end/tight end for the Trojans, who are off to a 2-0 start this season.
Fox registered three quarterbacks sacks and blocked a field goal in Fountain-Fort Carson's season-opening win against Fossil Ridge. Last Friday, he helped his team to a shutout, 19-0 against Eaglecrest.
While he waits (and hopes) for offers, Fox was clearly impressed with Colorado. That doesn't mean he'd automatically pick the Buffs if he had offers to chose from, though.
"I'm going to look at everything," he said. "I don't want to discount anything at all, but (CU) is definitely the top."