Punter looking for warm weather

The LSU coaching staff has been spread out all over the country looking for blue-chip prospects for the upcoming signing class.<br><br> The Tigers may have found one in punter Patrick Fisher (6-5, 245) of Hyattsville-DeMatha (Md.).

This past season was Fisher's first as his team's punter and he exceeded all expectations as a USA Today second team All-America selection. He averaged 48.5 yards a punt and also served as the place kicker for coach Bill McGregor.

"He is new to it and that is the scary thing," McGregor told Tiger Rag. "He really worked hard in the off-season and got pretty good at it. Now, he can really boom that thing. If you actually put him with someone who can really work with him then he can be very good."

Fisher has offers from LSU, Wisconsin, Purdue and Stanford but as of now he plans on visiting just LSU and Wisconsin. He will trip to Wisconsin this weekend before heading to Baton Rouge Jan. 17.

"I think he wants to kick in the weather," McGregor said. "I know he likes the coaches and he likes everything about LSU. It would be good to send one of my kids to a school like LSU."

Sonny's View: Fisher is an excellent student with a 3.4 grade point average and a 1440 on the SAT. After talking to his coach, it is a good possibility Fisher could commit on his visit.

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