Tomon Fox's Stock Is Rising

UNC defensive end commitment Tomon Fox is due a rankings boost.

Over the past two seasons, Tomon Fox has sacked the quarterback over two dozen times as part of the Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill defense. He has had to face offenses that roll the pocket away from him, run to the opposite side, and do all it can do to take him out of the game. It is not that easy.

Fox was re-evaluated live last week and he flashed great anticipation, a good first step off the ball, and he was consistently in the backfield against Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview.

He is currently the nation's No. 101 defensive end on Scout, but that will change in the near future.

He is part of UNC's 2016 recruiting haul, giving Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora a commitment over the summer.

"I had been waiting a minute to think of the right moment to commit," said Fox. "Then I got to The Freak Show, I see the atmosphere, I saw the love from the coaches to the players that are actually there, and they all welcomed me in, so I thought that was the right time to commit."

The 6-foot-3, 220 pounder will play on the weakside in college and he is athletic enough to play with his hand down or standing up for the Tar Heels.

He cannot wait to play under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik because it is how Fox likes it — fast.

"The atmosphere has more energy than before, especially with the new defense there are bringing in.

What is UNC getting in Fox?

"They're getting what they need on defense - a premier pass rusher that also play run and can drop back and do a bit of everything," he said.

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