Wausau WR Ben Fischer Gets Midwest Interest

Ben Fischer, a 6-foot-2 wide receiver from Wausau (WI) East is one of the Midwest's top three-sport athletes. He was named All-Wisconsin Valley Conference in football, basketball and baseball. Fischer, who attended last weekend's Minnesota-Wisconsin game, has received an offer from the Gophers. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Fischer to find the latest on his recruitment.

Ben Fischer has been plagued by injuries this season as he suffered an elbow injury after catching a 22-yard reception against Antigo on his first catch of the day. The injury caused him to miss most of that contest and the next three games.

Fischer led the Lumberjacks to a 5-4 mark. They will face top seed Menomonie (9-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play) at UW-Stout. They concluded their regular season Thursday with a 15-10 loss to D.C. Everest.

Fischer was named to the 2004 Journal Sentinel All-State Football Team as he caught 38 passes for 797 yards, a 20.9-yard average. He also had 707 return yards. Fischer shined in a performance against state finalist Marshfield as he scored on a 54-yard reception, an 89-yard punt return and a 74-yard run and had 390 total yards.

Fischer is not only a standout on the gridiron. He was named Co-Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year last season as he led Wausau East to a 20-4 mark in boy's basketball. He was an unanimous selection as a junior and an honorable mention pick as a sophomore. Fischer was named 2005 honorable mention Associated Press all-state team.

The Lumberjacks lost to Rivers Falls 68-57 in the Division I Sectional finals. Unfortunately, he suffered a wrist injury in June, which prevented him from playing AAU basketball this summer for the Wisconsin Swing.

Fischer was named to the 2004 Baseball Wisconsin Valley All-Conference team as a designated hitter/utility player and as a pitcher this past year.

What is the latest on schools you are hearing from?

"I've been to a few Iowa and Wisconsin games. I have the offer from Minnesota. Those are the main schools that I am hearing from in football."

Are you getting many looks for basketball?

"I got hurt this summer, so it will depend on how the season goes."

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