Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page

John Ehret big man Dwayne Fisher was among the top talents in Starkville on Friday.

Mississippi State hosted hundreds of college football prospects on campus Friday. While many of the skill position players did their best during a 7-on-7 tournament, the sled pushers of the offensive line and defensive line groupings spent their time in the Palmerio Center sharpening their skill. Perhaps the top offensive line prospect in attendance was Marrero, Louisiana offensive lineman Dwayne Fisher.

The Bulldogs have been recruiting Fisher throughout the recruiting cycle. Fisher reports that the invitation to camp was one he elected to accept in an effort to learn more about his opportunities in Starkville.

"The coaches have been asking me to come up here and visit," Fisher explained. "I always wanted to visit the campus. I had always heard that it was a beautiful campus here. I have always had some good conversations with the coaches here, so I thought I would come to the camp and see if I liked it."

Based on the one day event on the Bulldog campus working with the Mississippi State coaches, it appears that the Maroon and White has taken a stop forward with the talented big man.

"It was great," Fisher said of the visit. "I like the campus and I like the team. Everybody is nice here. The coaches are intense and they taught me a lot of things I wish already knew. There are some things I learned that I will definitely use during the season. I learned some things to help me be a better player."

Fisher reports that his first workout with Bulldog O line boss John Hevesy was a very positive experience. 

"I like Coach Hevesy a lot," Fisher said. "He's a good coach. He is really big on technique and he really teaches you. I liked him a lot."

The Bulldogs are one of nearly a dozen schools that are attempting to win Fisher's signing day signature. Several college programs appear to me making the south Louisiana prospect a priority including some SEC schools.

"I have eleven offers right now," Fisher said. "I was committed to Arkansas, but I decided to decommit. I just wanted to open up my options and take my time instead of rushing into anything. Things are going good right now. I have offers from Virginia Tech, Colorado, Arkansas, Mississippi State, ULL, Arkansas State and a few more. Mississippi State is definitely in my top five."

With the process on going, Fisher does have an end date in sight. Projected as an offensive guard, Fisher does not want his recruitment to be a distraction as his team makes a push for the playoffs.

"I am thinking about doing it in between the beginning of the season and the middle of the season," Fisher said. "I am just trying to take some time this summer to see the schools and get better as a player.

"I really want to work on being better on the defensive line. I want to work on my hands and hips more. An the O line, I want to work on keeping my hands inside and keep working on my feet. I want to work on my conditioning a lot more."


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