Four stand out for Fisher

Kelvin Fisher doesn't have all his official visits lined up quite yet but has a good idea which quartet of schools will be in the final mix for his services. How do the hometown Sun Devils figure in his recruiting picture? Devils Digest discussed that topic and others with the four-star prospect.

"I have my first official visit to Washington this weekend," said the 6-0 180 Kelvin Fisher. "Arkansas, Oregon and Arizona State are the other schools I plan to take official visits to. I'm going to take some of those visits during the season and some after the season.

"I don't know much about Washington yet which is why I'm taking this visit. But I like the coaches there, what I see on their websites, how they are playing this year and I enjoy talking to the coaches there, just like the coaches at Oregon and Arkansas."

Fisher's father played for the Sun Devils between 1988-91 as a fullback, and totaled 1,763 rushing and 797 receiving yards, with 12 touchdowns. He currently serves as a scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Therefore, the younger Fisher is quite familiar with the maroon and gold.

"I like what Arizona State is doing with the program," Fisher commented. "Out of the four schools (Fisher is seriously considering) they are the only one recruiting me as a running back. Everybody else is recruiting me as an athlete.

"What I like about the ASU offense is that they like to get their players outside and they're not trying to make an athletic runner into a power inside runner, but they also have a power back in (Cameron) Marshall. So they use their players on offense to the best of their abilities. The program is definitely on the rise and it takes time with a coach that hasn't been there for a long time and has some young players."

While the recruiting process has been certainly hectic at times for Fisher, he stated that he is able to still enjoy all it entails and keep an open mind considering all his suitors.

"I'm just taking it day by day and things change any day in a heartbeat," Fisher noted. "It's fun getting to learn as much as you can about all these schools and I'm looking forward to visiting them to get a better feel for them.

"I don't have a preference of staying close to home or staying in the Pac-10. I'm going to take my time deciding and I may not commit before January. If something happens before that it happens. The biggest thing I'm looking for in a school is somewhere I know I can enjoy myself for the next five years and go to a winning program."

As a junior for the Knights Fisher collected 819 yards and 12 TDs rushing from his running back position, and posted 79 tackles and 2 INTs playing safety. In his senior campaign Fisher has thus far rushed for 843 yards on 94 carries and scored 12 touchdowns to along with 24 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defended on the other side of the ball.

After six games Higley is 3-3 and has been able to dig itself out of a 0-3 season start.

"We struggled in the beginning of the season," Fisher admitted, "and played the tougher teams on our schedule the first few weeks and played all of them very close. We're 3-0 in our region and tied for first and we just want to continue to build on that.

"I'm very happy with the way I'm playing now. Last season I was sick in the fourth week and that really affected my season so it's nice to be healthy now and I just want to finish my senior year strong and stay healthy."

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