Fisher Gets 1-on-1 with Ferentz at Junior Day

After getting a small glimpse of the University of Iowa campus at the Minnesota game, Cole Fisher returned for the Hawkeyes' junior day last weekend. The '11 LB from Omaha with an Iowa offer enjoyed his time with the coaches and got a better feel for the program. Find out what he thought about the visit and more about his recruitment in this HI.com update.

As some other junior day recruits walked ahead on a tour, Cole Fisher and his father were welcomed into a room for a private meeting with Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.

"It was cool," Fisher said. "He talked a lot with my dad, but we got a chance to talk. Then, we talked more later while we were eating."

Fisher is a 2011 linebacker recruit from Omaha with an Iowa scholarship offer. His father, Todd Fisher, is a Nebraska football alum and his brother, Sean Fisher, starts at linebacker for the Cornhuskers.

Hawkeye Insider wrote a story on Cole shortly after he was offered a scholarship in November. The Hawkeyes were the first ones to extend him a ride and remained in that position as of Tuesday night.

Cole and Todd came out to Iowa City for the Hawkeyes regular season finale the Saturday before Thanksgiving. They left at halftime so they could be back to their home state for Sean's game in Lincoln.

Sunday, Cole saw more of the Iowa campus than he did on his earlier visit.

"I enjoyed it a lot," Fisher said. "I was really impressed with all they had to offer. It was neat to sit down with the coaches and be able to talk to them."

Cole said Ferentz made him feel comfortable and offered to answer any of his questions. Cole had just one inquiry.

"I just wanted to know what position they were looking at for me," Cole said. "I play safety (in high school), but they said I'd be a linebacker."

Cole liked the answer. He's come up through a Millard North program that has sent Seth Olsen, Adam Shada and current LB Jeff Tarpinian to the Hawkeyes.

Fisher said the one main development in his recruitment since last talking with Hawkeye Insider was that Oklahoma invited him to its junior day. He said he'd make the trip to Norman.

Fisher has time on his hands. His basketball season ended right before Christmas when he tore his ACL.

"I was on a fast break," he said. "I got the pass and came down. My knee twisted and that was that."

ACL surgery is scheduled on Thursday, said Fisher, who has been told recovery time is 4-6 months.

"I'm just going to spend the winter and spring getting myself back to where I was," he said. "I think I'll be back on the field when camp opens."


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