January 10, 2011
Fisher plans to visit Spartans, Gators and Ducks
SpartanMag.com has confirmed that offensive tackle Jacob Fisher of Traverse City West High School will be in East Lansing this weekend checking out the Michigan State program. Fisher also has plans for the next few weeks.
Fisher, who committed to Rich Rodriguez back in July, is ranked the # 12 player in Michigan for the class of 2011 by Rivals.com. SpartanMag.com ranks him much higher than that, we have him the #5 player in-state.
We asked Fisher about the teams that have been in contact and his plans for the upcoming weekends.
"I am talking with Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Michigan," he stated. "I am visiting Michigan State the weekend of the 14th. I will be at Florida on the 21st and Oregon on the 28th."
The coaching situation is obviously having an impact on Fisher. He had developed a solid rapport with the staff of Coach Rodriguez and is now just trying to make sure of his college choice.
"I am just waiting to see who Michigan hires and making sure I have a good option if it doesn't work out," he said
As of writing this article the latest rumor is Les Miles could be looking at the opening Michigan. In SpartanMag.com's opinion, it really does not matter who Michigan hires, they would be foolish not to have interest in Fisher. The important question is what type of rapport and relationship will Fisher have with them.
SpartanMag.com observed Fisher at Michigan State Elite 1-Day Camp last summer. We rated him the top offensive line prospect in attendance that day. He was better than several other offensive line prospects that are also headed to BCS schools. It was obvious that Spartan Offensive Line Coach Dan Roushar was impressed with Fisher. Coach Roushar is very hands on in both the drills and one-vs-one portion of the camp, and he had plenty of praise for Fisher's technique. He specifically indicated how well Fisher kept his base/balance when dropping into pass protection. Based on our, assessment Fisher was very effective at keeping his head and hands up.
SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow this situation as it unfolds. As of right now, Fisher still considers himself a commitment to the University of Michigan.
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