The Notre Dame coaching staff wanted Carl Fisher to attend their football camp for a day so that they could see him perform up close. Carl made the trip to South Bend on June 25th, but he wasn't entirely pleased with how he performed.
"I did okay," Fisher responded when asked about his performance at the Notre Dame camp. "We had to run the 40, shuttle and vertical jump. I test pretty poorly; I ran a 4.6 in the 40, and I'm not sure what I had in the shuttle, but my vertical was 30, I think. I tested really bad."
"I don't know if they times slow, or if I was just having a bad day," he said. "But I wasn't happy with how I tested."
"We were in-doors (during testing), then we went outside and I did really well -- outside I did real well.
"We did drills on dropping your hips, turning and cutting," Fisher continued. "Then we went and ran routes with the quarterbacks; then we did one-on-one with the defensive backs and linebackers. I did extremely well with all of that.
Obviously Carl wanted to perform better, but a lot of coaches don't live and die by a prospects "measurables".
"I spoke to both coach Weis and coach Ianello," Fisher explained. "They said I moved up on their priority list. They said I tested poorly, but that I made up for it when I went outside. They said testing really doesn't matter; it's what you do outside on the field."
"I could establish a good relationship with them (Notre Dame coaches) and that they are teachers, it's a real good thing to me.
Now that Fisher is done attending football camps, what does he plan to do with the remainder of his summer?
"I'm focusing on my school. We just started our 7-on-7, and we're starting all day passing leagues on Saturday's," he responded. "Our season will start after that, so I'm just getting ready.
Comment: Carl was definitely disappointed by his testing numbers, but going into camp I think it was more important for him to show the coaches that he could catch and run crisp routes. I think he did achieve that and he put himself into position to potentially receive an offer from the Irish staff. Carl still likes Iowa and if he eventually receives an offer from them, the Hawkeyes could be tough to beat.