West Virginia’s Ultimate Not-So-Secret Weapon

Morgantown, West Virginia – A week ago, the name Preston Fox was not known by most West Virginia fans. Today, Fox has become one of the most loved and admired players on the entire Mountaineers roster.

Fox, a 5’10 sophomore wide receiver from Morgantown, West Virginia, had 5 receptions for a game-high 117 yards in West Virginia’s annual Gold and Blue Spring Game. His outstanding performance during the game – combined with his incredible effort during Spring practice – earned him a scholarship following the game.

Fox has gained the respect of his coaching staff and his teammates with his work ethic and ability to make remarkable receptions.

Sophomore wide receiver Kaden Prather said that what Fox did in the Gold and Blue Game is nothing new and that he definitely earned his scholarship.

“We’ve all been waiting,” Prather said. “It got to a point where it’s like, we told coach Brown, ‘What’s going on here? What are you waiting for?’ We were really all excited for him and if anyone deserves it, it’s Preston Fox for sure. I’m very proud of him.”

Head coach Neal Brown has been very impressed with Fox this season. “Fox just knows how to catch passes,” Brown said. “If we throw the ball up to him, he finds a way to make the catch.”

Brown continued, “He’s been super productive. The next step for him is he’s got to do it versus the top guys, but I’m really pleased with him. He’s a guy that had an opportunity and he made the most of that opportunity over these fifteen practices and he earned the scholarship.”

While West Virginia is relatively deep at the wide receiver position with Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Sam James, Graeson Malashevich, Reese Smith and Kaden Prather, among others, don’t be surprised to see Preston Fox earning major playing time and making unbelievable catches for the Mountaineers this season.