Numerous Programs Pursue Fisher

Iowa State assistant coach and noted Dallas area recruiter Tony Alford knows a good running back when he watches one, and he likes everything he sees out of a prolific runner from Richardson Pearce High School.

But Alford also knows he'll be in a battle with other big-time Division I programs for the services of 5-foot-11, 204-pound tailback Parrish Fisher, who already has multiple scholarship offers.

"I've got about 13 or 14 offers," said Fisher, who rushed for 1,646 yards and 16 touchdowns on 246 carries last fall. "Kansas State, Iowa State, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Syracuse are some I can remember. I'm pretty much keeping my options open. I don't know where I'm going to take visits.

"I was getting a lot of calls, but it's died down lately. I'm still getting mail. I don't think the coaches can call much at this time."

When college recruiters can call again, Fisher can count on his phone heating up. The senior-to-be has formed a good impression of Alford, despite limited face-to-face contact, and the Cyclones.

"I only talked to Coach Alford for three or four minutes, but I'm definitely interested in Iowa State," Fisher said. "It seems like a program that's doing pretty well and they had a pretty good season last year. I'm looking into them."

Fisher, who led Pearce to a 7-4 mark and state playoff appearance as a junior, describes himself as a versatile rusher who uses all of his abilities well.

"I would say my vision and determination are the best attributes about my game," he said. "I kind of use what I have to. If I feel like I have to run into a guy, I'll do that. If I feel like I have to run by a guy, I'll do that. I can put a move on if I need to. I feel like I can do whichever one I want."

A commitment looks to be a ways away for Fisher, who wants to weigh every option available.

"I'll probably wait out the whole process before I make a decision," he said.


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