After spending the Thanksgiving weekend with his family, Chris Fouch had a lot to be grateful for. The 6-foot-2 guard from Rice High School in New York has found a place to call home for college.
Fouch, a three-star guard, verbally committed to Drexel over the weekend. He joins his New York Gauchos teammate Kevin Phillip and Sam Givens in Drexel's 2008 recruiting class.
"They've been recruiting me since my sophomore year and I thought that they were going to be the right place for me. I feel like the coaches were right for me and they aren't going to hold me back. They are like a family there. I know a lot of people there in the program and to go in with Kevin is a good way to go in."
Drexel, a Philadelphia school, is building a fine pipeline to the Big Apple. Fouch and Phillip are two of the top prospects in New York and they join current freshmen Jamie Harris from Wings Academy and Gerald Colds from St. Raymond's.
Fouch, a dead-eye shooter, was one of the top uncommitted guards going into the high school season. He said he liked the opportunity to come in and use his perimeter touch for the team early on.
"They said they'd like for me to come in and play a wing for starters and then they'll work on my point guard skills even more," Fouch said. "I think (my shooting) is going to help a lot. Drexel doesn't really have a lot of shooters. They have people that can shoot but not that one guy that is a pure shooter that can spread you out. I think I can help them with that."
Fouch also considered Fairfield, Iona and George Mason. He said he will sign with the Dragons in April. Fouch and his Rice (No. 13 preseason team in the nation, according to Student Sports) tip the season off in Maryland on Saturday when they take on Towson Catholic.