Fisher picks up first offer

The last name should ring a bell to Husker fans. Cole Fisher has a brother currently at Nebraska and his father played at Nebraska. The 2011 prospect from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North was sure to get recruiting attention, but even he didn't think that it would start this early. This morning Fisher pulled in his first division one football offer just a week after his season ended.

One of the top juniors in the state of Nebraska next year will be Cole Fisher. Cole, younger brother of Nebraska starting linebacker Sean Fisher and son of former Husker walk-on Todd Fisher, is a 6-foot-3 and 185-pound projected linebacker from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North.

Fisher just saw his season end in the first round of the playoffs. While it marked the end of the season he was greeted this morning by some good news that has really jumpstarted something else that will last through Fisher's senior year; his first offer.

"Yeah I did," Fisher said. "Iowa offered me. I just got the letter this morning. It feels great to get that chance to go on and play football in college.

"It felt really great to get it this early, it was crazy, our season just ended last week. Our season ends and I get an offer in the mail, pretty cool."

Fisher really played more of a rover type position at Millard North that when you translated that to college means that he will more than likely play linebacker.

"I played free safety, but with the defensive scheme that we have there is a lot of run support so it's kind of like a linebacker dropped back a few yards.

"I didn't really play linebacker, but it's a lot like a linebacker. That would be the position that I would probably play in college."

While his position in high school wasn't technically called linebacker, Fisher was asked to come up and play physical. Coming up from that safety spot and making the hit is something that Fisher says he does well.

"I would probably say that I am pretty physical. I like to come up and give a good hit, but I definitely think that I could contribute doing that."

The Iowa offer is his first, but he is getting a lot of other attention. In fact, this weekend he is headed out of town to take an unofficial visit. Then again, when Nebraska has a home game he is usually in Lincoln on unofficial visits for those too.

"I get a lot of letters from Notre Dame. I am actually heading down to the Navy game at Notre Dame this weekend. It will be a long drive, but I am excited to check them out.

"I go down to Nebraska for just about all of their home games. I get to talk to the coaches down there almost on a weekly basis. I am there quite a bit."

The talk between Fisher and Nebraska up to this point hasn't really been about getting an offer. Instead it's been a lot about what's going on now and building that relationship.

"We really haven't talked about it. When we do talk at the pre-game meals the questions I get from them is usually how the season is going and stuff like that."

The offer from Iowa is something that Fisher will likely follow up on and takes a visit to see them a little later. As for right now, he didn't see recruiting starting this early and he knows that he has a lot of time to go through the process.

"I will get out there some time. I don't know when I will do it yet, it's just my junior year. It's all coming at me really fast now. I didn't expect any of this."

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