Huskers first to offer Fisher

It's important for Nebraska to get the players that they want in-state to drive what the requirements are for out of state recruits. The 2007/08 class looks to be pretty strong in the state of Nebraska next year and the Huskers have already offered five players as opposed to just four from 2006/07. The latest hails from one of the best football programs in the state.

One of the more talented players in the state of Nebraska for next year will be Sean Fisher. Fisher, a 6-foot-5 and 210-pound athlete with 4.7/40 speed from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North. The standout picked up an offer from Nebraska very early in the process.

"I was pretty surprised," Fisher said. "I thought that might get it somewhat early, but not in the time period that I did get it. I was pretty surprised."

It wasn't so much that Fisher didn't think the coaches could offer so early, but he did believe that his performances at the combines last summer didn't help him. He did perform well in the padded camps.

"I knew that the coaches could come in early, but as far as combines I wasn't real happy with the way that I performed at those. I was pretty happy with how I performed at padded camps, but not at combines."

"I went to Iowa and Nebraska's camp. I went to the Nike combine at Columbus, Ohio, the Adidas combine in Lincoln and Scout.com had one in Iowa City."

Millard North is traditionally a strong football program in Class A football in Nebraska. Last year ended in disappointment, but Fisher was pretty satisfied with his efforts.

"We had one loss, so that was a disappointment. Personally, I was pretty happy with how my season went. I thought that defensively, as a safety, it went pretty well."

"I did play some offense early on in the season. As the season went on, really as we started the playoffs, I played only at safety."

Fisher had a strong year at safety and recorded 92 tackles, 70 unassisted, three interceptions and four forced fumbles. "I got all-metro, all-state first team and also super-state by the Lincoln Journal Star."

The question isn't if Fisher is capable of playing in college. It's where would Fisher play in college? He has an opinion about it, but Nebraska is really recruiting him as an athlete and is taking a wait and see approach.

"Personally, that is what I feel might be best in college. Nebraska was telling me something about how I grow in the next year or so. They might like a guy with my height at safety."

"I have a lot of time to put on weight. Getting a chance to play outside backer is something that I am strongly considering."

The fact is, Fisher could end up playing SAM at the next level because of his growing comfort with playing in space. Fisher knows that he still needs to work to be better for next year and to get ready for college.

"Last year I really started feeling a little more comfortable in coverage as a safety. I would like to improve my strength, try and add some weight. I am going to also work on my speed this winter again."

This summer will look a lot like last summer with the camps and combines. The camps are still being decided and the list might depend on a school's interest and if they offer.

"I'll go to the Nike combine in Kansas City. As far as camps, I am not sure yet who I will be attending. Really depends on who is interested."

"I am hoping that Iowa will come in and offer shortly. If not, I will be looking to head over to their camp again later this summer."

Fisher maintains that neither school, Iowa or Nebraska, has an advantage over the other. Despite growing up watching Nebraska it wasn't a slam dunk to get his commitment immediately following his offer like it is for so many from Nebraska. Fisher just wants to take a look at what schools have to offer before making a decision.

"I like both schools quite a bit. As far as interest, those two are really my top two. I have been to Iowa, been going there since I was a freshman, and got a chance to know their coaches. Do I like Iowa more so than Nebraska? I wouldn't say that. I really like both schools pretty well."

"I have grown up loving watching them play. It's not in a sense that the second that they offered that I knew that was where I wanted to go. I want to go there and check out the facilities and talk more about the academics side of things."


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