No Worries for Paul Fisher

Dixie State (Utah) College offensive tackle Paul Fisher is in a little different situation than his twin brother. After transferring from BYU after a redshirt year and one season of competition, Fisher will remain at his JUCO for the spring semester before heading to Iowa State.

Given his status, it meant that much more when Cyclone coaches recruited him just as hard as his brother Scott, who is eligible to transfer immediately and enroll at ISU for second semester classes. Paul Fisher won't have the advantage of spring practice, but still believes he can make a big impact come fall.

"I don't think it's that big of a deal to me," the 6-foot-7, 330-pounder said. "They want me bad enough that they're willing to wait until the fall for me to start. Plus, I'll be getting there with quite a few months before football starts. My brother will give me the lowdown and help me with the plays, since he'll be there a few months before me."

The Fishers verbally committed to the Cyclones Wednesday afternoon after anchoring a prolific Dixie State offensive line in 2004. They are the 12th and 13th commitments for the Class of 2005 (if counting Marquis Hamilton's pending verbal on Dec. 26th). The picked ISU over Big 10 finalist Wisconsin.

Paul Fisher said his decision came down to a number of issues.

"My brother and I talked about playing together," he said. "When we took trips up there we felt like it was a place for us. We really liked the town. I liked the coaches a lot. It seemed like they were very good friends and seemed like the players were all cool guys. They have a lot of talent on this team and it looks like they're going to pull through these next two years. I look forward to being a big help to that."

Fisher, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, is projected as a right tackle. He will enter a training camp competition with returning two-year starter Aaron Brant. Either way, the Cyclone offensive line figures to be much deeper than it was in 2004.

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