Parrish Fisher Takes in Iowa City

The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted several official campus visitors this past weekend, and one of their top targets is running back Parrish Fisher. Fisher has some Iowa ties and spoke to Hawkeyenation.com about his visit as well as how things might stack up between Iowa and Kansas State.

Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS) standout running back Parrish Fisher has been a busy man this December, as several schools are interested in landing his talents on the girdiron.

That should come as no surprise, as Fisher was recently named the Player of the Year in his division in 4A in Texas after running for 1,914 yards and 17 touchdowns and a playoff berth as a senior.

That was quite an encore from his junior year were he gained 1,646 yards and scored 16 touchdowns.

Fisher visited Kansas State last week, and the Wildcats set the bar pretty high for any would be suitor.

Parrish just returned home from this week's visit to Iowa City where he was hosted by the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"I thought it was really cool. The players, the coaches and everyone I met were just real nice. The coaches were cool. It was all just real cool," said Parrish of his official visit to Iowa.

"I will not be taking any more visits. This was it for me."

Fisher was somewhat familiar with what to expect on this visit, as he had an uncle that attended Iowa.

"I kind of knew what to expect because my uncle went there and he told me there were a lot of things to do in Iowa City. But there was more there than I even expected. It was real different than what I thought it would be." Fisher said.

We wanted to know what aspects of his visits to Iowa and Kansas State stood out in his mind.

"Oh, I think Iowa has better facilities, but I felt like when I was at Kansas State that I fit in with the players better. They were real cool. I just felt more comfortable around the players there."

Fisher's Iowa host on his visit was cornerback Jovon Johnson.

Fisher told us that he might take a week or two to decide whether to attend Iowa, Kansas State or Utah, a school that he visited earlier.

"I'd say Kansas State probably has an edge right now, but I haven't made my mind up so things can still change. That is why I'm not deciding for another week or two because I like the situations at Utah and Iowa, too." Fisher said.

"I believe I could receive the most playing time at Utah, and Iowa is more of a city atmosphere. I just grew up with the Big 12, and I really got along with the players and running back coach at Kansas State."

"I am not positive on what I want to do, I will just have to sit down and think about it."


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