Fisher visits Arkansas

Omaha (Neb.) Millard North linebacker Sean Fisher (6-5, 210, 4.6) ends up a whirlwind tour with an unofficial visit to the University of Arkansas after taking in Oklahoma the day before.

Omaha (Neb.) Millard North linebacker Sean Fisher and his dad Todd got their mileage in during the past two days.

Fisher (6-5, 210, 4.6) took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma on Monday and then got in one to the University of Arkansas on Tuesday.

I just wanted to come look over the schools and came away very impressed with what I found, Fisher said. Both have great programs.

Fisher, who had 92 tackles and 3 interceptions last season, is considering Nebraska and Iowa State in addition to Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Those are really the four I am looking at right now, Fisher said. Preferably I would like to have my decision out of the way before my senior season. I am hopeful that I will have it made by then.

He also has offers from Iowa, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Washington and Vanderbilt.

Fisher, being recruited by Arkansas assistant Chris Vaughn and someone who possess a 33-inch vertical jump, got to Fayetteville around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

He toured the facilities, looked over the school and the dorms and met with Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt and Razorback defensive coordinator Reggie Herring.

I was real impressed with what I found at Arkansas, Fisher said. I would have liked to have stayed a little longer, but I found out it was a nice place with great facilities and great people. I had real nice visits with Coach Vaughn and Coach Herring and also got to spend a good bit of time with Coach Nutt, which was cool.

Herring, as he does with most defensive recruits, left quite an impression on Fisher, who expects to play at 240 or 250 in college.

He is an intense person who has a lot of knowledge of the game and is very experienced with both his college and NFL experience, Fisher said. I really liked what he had to say. I could really see myself playing for him.

The Oklahoma visit was also one that impressed Fisher.

I got a chance to look over their campus, sit down with the coaches and watch some film with (OU defensive coordinator) Coach (Brent) Venables, Fisher said. I also got a chance to watch them go through a full workout.

It would see Nebraska might have the inside track for Fisher, but he says that is not necessarily the case.

Obviously I grew up as a fan of the program and it would be cool to play for them after that, Fisher said. But I dont feel obligated to go there just because I am the local guy and thats where all the fans think I should end up.

Iowa States old staff was recruiting Fisher before new head coach Gene Chizik took over.

I wasnt really that interested in Iowa State before Coach Chizik got there, but I am very impressed with him, Fisher said. I would like to get back up there and look around because I havent talked to them a whole bunch yet and dont know what position they see me playing for them.

Fisher actually plays safety for Millard, but is being recruited by Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska as a linebacker.

The way I play at our school is really an extended backer, Fisher said. I come downhill and make tackles and also cover running backs a lot which is what I would be doing on the college level as a linebacker.

He believes his strengths are suited for linebacker.

I love hitting and I can cover a lot of ground, Fisher said. Just being able to come up and make that hit is what I live for. I would still like to improve my footwork and my quickness a little.

Millard North, a traditional Class A grid power in Nebraska, made it to the state semifinals last season and returns 8 starters on both offense and defense.

Normally that would be a great season for most schools, but we had been to the finals the last four years so we were disappointed, Fisher said. I feel pretty confident that we are going to be back there this year.


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