That is the fork that was on my bike as oem. It is a really good strong fork, the ride is good for the most part, BUT you will notice, depending on which exact model you might get, that it is a heavy piece. It would probably add weight to the front of your bike.
It is not a bad alternative given your financial pinch. I sold mine used on ebay for about 70 bucks around a year ago.
Fox forks are wonderful, but you DEFINETLY pay for the name. Not everyone can plop down 600 and up for them. When I bought my Reba Race, I went in with the intention of buying Fox. I was willing to spend 600 ish. My bike shop showed me that, while they would happily get me the Fox. I could get more bang and adjustability for my buck. They were right! Once dialed in this fork is exactly what I was looking for.
Just the opinion of your one legged friend.