"Basically it felt right," John Fischer, Chase's father, said. "He felt very comfortable with the Marshall staff. He felt comfortable and his mom and I feel very comfortable with it. They are the type of people that you would trust your son with."
"I think he's going to get great coaching and great development," he continued. "Now he can focus on his high school career and not get caught up in this recruiting staff."
According to Fischer, his son was just beginning to get into the recruiting process. Although no other schools had offered, he said that a number of MAC schools were starting to show interest.
"The commitment Donnie Jones is making to get back to the NCAA tournament, Chase is going to be part of that and that's what really excited him and gauged his interest," the elder Fischer said.
"You got Donnie Jones, who has two national championships with Billy Donovan at Florida. You've got Brett Nelson, who played in the Final Four, and then Coach Finney, who won one at Kentucky as an assistant. We just felt being around that caliber of people, how could you go wrong."
The 6-foot-3, 165-pound combo guard started the entire season for Ripley and averaged 8.7 points while playing along side his older brother.