Will Fisher continue the ASU legacy?

The in-state 2011 class is abundant with talent and Kelvin Fisher is a prime example of that. The Higley athlete was offered by the Sun Devils back in November and the maroon and gold are hoping that this lifelong Arizona State fan will follow in his dad's footsteps and spend his Saturdays next year at Sun Devil stadium.

"Recruiting with Arizona State is going well," said the 5-11 185 Kelvin Fisher. "Bryce Erickson and Jamie Christensen are the coaches recruiting me. I've been born and raised an ASU fan because my dad (Kevin Fisher) played there. I know a lot about the program, but I'm still learning new stuff about the program all the time.

"I really like the tradition there, the new facilities…because I've been around ASU all the time I knew about each new facility that went up there."

Arkansas, Pitt, Central Michigan and San Diego State have also offered the Higley standout. Fisher stated that he plans to attend the Sun Devils' junior day in April and their team camp in June. "I'm also going to Pitt's junior day this Sunday," commented Fisher, "the Nike camp in Eugene in May and I'll probably attend some more camps and combines but I just don't know which ones yet."

The elder Fisher played in Tempe 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, which naturally explains the scholarship offer from the Panthers.

The Higley athlete recognizes the benefits of staying close to home, but not because his father is making a major push to play at his alma mater.

"My father wants me to go through the recruiting process like he did," explained Fisher, "when the time comes he will let me make my decision and not force me to choose a certain school. The fact that he played at ASU crosses my mind ever so often and it would be cool to carry my dad's legacy. But at the same time it would be nice to start my own legacy.

"Right now my plan is to go through the whole recruiting process and take all my official visits. But I can't predict the future and say that this will happen for sure, but right now that's the plan – to go through the process and go to a school that fits me the best no matter where it's located. I won't let a region tie me down to what school I'm going to go to."

Fisher added that he definitely plans to take an official visit to ASU, despite his great familiarity with the 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.

"Arizona State is recruiting me as a running back," remarked Fisher. "Other schools right now are looking at me as an athlete. It really doesn't matter to me where I play. As a running back I have good vision and agility, and I can run both between the tackles and on the outside. On defense I do a good job reading offenses. I do need to work on my speed and my quickness on both sides of the ball.

"I plan on adding weight before I get to college and once I get there I want to weigh 205, 210 lbs. Going into my senior year I want to be at least 195."

Fisher cited "coaching style, tradition and academics" as the primary factors that will influence his decision.

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