"He feels that I'm a leader, and that I can bring that to the defense," Fox said. "That was echoed by [linebackers] coach [Bob] Fraser and [defensive coordinator Joe] Rossi. … It went really well, actually. It was very exciting. It was a great atmosphere, and I really liked the visit."
Fox did not watch former five-star Savon Huggins from St. Peter's Prep because he is out after an offseason surgery.
"Coach Leo took me around the whole day," Fox said. "I was connecting with a Prep grad and he was keeping it straight up with me, and just being honest with me coming from my shoes as another big-time recruit out of Prep. It was pretty cool seeing him and Keith. He was out there playing and giving me pointers.
[Lumkpin] told me to keep listening to [St. Peters Prep coach Rich] Hansen because he knows what he's doing. Then he told me to go win a state championship this year."
Fox holds a Rutgers verbal offer, he said, and enjoyed discussing it with Flood and the rest of the staff while on his visit.
"I actually learned a lot," Fox said. "I got to watch a practice, and coach Flood stressed playing with passion. When it comes to football, you have to love the game. I was fired up out there watching them go after it. I definitely got the sense that they were ready to go."
"Definitely before the season, I will decide – hopefully June or July," Fox said. "I'm going to make it as soon as possible because I'm really focused on our team and our senior seasons. We have a lot expected for us, so I'm just trying to get my team ready to win a state championship."
Fox hopes to visit Virginia Tech Saturday for its spring game, and wants to return to Miami this summer along with a Syracuse visit.