Daniels arrived in Iowa City as a lightly recruited prospect from New Jersey. He transformed himself into an NFL draft pick and current starter for the Green Bay Packers.
The Hawkeye staff shared the comparison with Fox on his official visit this weekend. He liked it after recently picking up a scholarship offer from the program.
Fox verbally committed Old Dominion in April. Now, he's faced with the choice of sticking with a school a seven-hour drive from his Suwanee, GA home and Iowa, a 12 1/2-hour car ride. The former is Conference USA. The latter resides in the Big Ten
"(Distance from home is) going to impact my decision a lot," the 6-foot-1, 265-pound Fox said. "i want my family to be able to come to every game."
Fox left Iowa without committing. He's indebted to ODU and its longtime belief in him as a player.
ODU will play host to Fox on an official visit next weekend. He said he would be able to make his final decision after that.
"I'm really close to the coaches (at ODU)," Fox said. "What I'm weighing in all of this are the schools, playing time and being someone's first choice."
Iowa's new facilities stood out to Fox, he said.
"They were brand new and everything was just nice," he said. "Any athlete would love them."
The Hawkeye coaches watched film with Fox and expressed to him that he plays with the type of leverage that has made many Iowa defensive tackles very successful.
"They love the chip on my shoulder and that my motor never stops," he said.
Suwanee sits about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. It's quite a contrast to the Midwest.
"It's so much different," Fox said. "It's really rural and farmlandish."
Fox plays for Collins Hill High School in Suwanee.