Fisher Will Visit Next Week

As versatile an athlete as you'll find in the West, Gilbert (AZ) Higley athlete Kelvin Fisher excels in just about everything he does on a football field. Whether it's running, catching, or playing defense, Fisher displays outstanding aptitude and has been hearing from schools far and wide. eDuck sat down with Fisher to get the latest on his recruitment.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"Yes. Oregon came by about two weeks ago and offered me face-to-face."

Who were the coaches who offered you?

"The wide receivers coach, Scott Frost, and the quarterback coach (Mark) Helfrich."

Have those been the two guys from Oregon that you've been in the most contact with since the recruiting process started?

"Coach Frost was usually the one who contacted me and then Coach Helfrich, when he came out (to visit), he started to contact me. Those are the two guys who have pretty much talked to me since the recruiting process started. Chip Kelly sends me e-mails probably about twice or three times a week."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"Oregon is definitely in my top three schools right now."

What are your top three schools at this point?

"My top three would have to be Arkansas, Oregon, and Boise State."

What is it about Oregon that has you so interested?

"Honestly, I've always liked Oregon since I was little. They have a good coaching staff and a good coaching style that I like so far. Then their style of play is what I like so far...their defense and offensive schemes...that's pretty much what I like about Oregon. I just gotta look at them a little bit more."

In your conversations with Coach Frost and Coach Helfrich, has there been any conversation about unofficial or official visits?

"Yeah. I'm gonna go visit Oregon around June 6 -- that weekend -- because I'm going to Oregon State's Nike camp in Corvallis, so I figure while I'm up there, I might as well just go check 'em out."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I feel like offensively I'm just a threat all over the field. I can throw, run, catch...just pretty much do whatever you need me to do...and just as far as running the ball, that's one of my specialties. That's what I've been doing since I was little. I can cut pretty well and I just have abilities that most people don't have and aren't gifted with. As far as defensively, I have quick feet, so I'm able to plant and cut very well which allows me to break on the ball pretty fast...I'm able to set up quarterbacks and pick off the ball."

What positions or positions is Oregon evaluating you at?

"They have me listed as an athlete. They told me they want me to decide what I'm going to play and they told me what they see me doing on both sides of the ball...they told me all in all, it's pretty much my decision on where I want to play when I go to college."

What position are other programs evaluating you at?

"Pretty much all colleges are telling me that it's up to me. They all have me listed as an athlete. That's one of the things I liked about these schools. They're not trying to peg me at this or that or force me to play a position, they just want me as a player. That's also a good feeling to have -- to have a school that just wants you as a player and be good enough where they just want you on their team, regardless if it's offense or defense."

Do you have a preference as far as where you'd like to play?

"Right now, I haven't decided yet. I'm still thinking about it. I'm trying to figure out what's best for me on the field and where I'd like to play the most."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"As far as running the ball, I'd probably have to compare myself to Joe McKnight. I'm elusive and it's hard to catch me, but at the same time, you see him running the ball and running over people as well, so I'd compare myself to him. Defensively, I'd probably compare myself to that cornerback from Boise State or Joe Haden because they are both dynamic corners that quarterbacks truly don't want to go up against and I think those two are guys I could compare myself most to."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I want a good coaching staff. I want a coach that's going to make me better on the field but also as a person and as a man. I'm basically putting myself in their hands for the next four or five years of my life, so I want to have the best opportunity (to acheive) there. I'm also looking for a good academic school. I want to major in business management or business finance. I want a school where when I come out of that school, there's opportunities there waiting for me as well. Of course, everyone likes to win, but that's not a big factor for me. I just want to go to a school that's just going to make me a better person on and off the field."

Are your parents planning on coming with you on your trip to Oregon or any of your other visits?

"For the most part my mom is just going to stay back until my official visits because she said she just wants to go to the schools that she thinks she could see me at, so when I take my official visits she wants to go so she can visualize where I'm going. As far as the other ones, I'm probably going to be by myself for probably about 80% of them and for a couple of them, my dad will probably be with me."

How many total offers do you have and from where?

"Right now I'm up to 11 offers. I got Arkansas, Boise State, Oregon, Arizona State, Colorado State, Duke, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Maryland...those are just the schools off the top of my head."

Outside of Oregon, do you have any other visits lined up with any other schools?

"Yeah. On June 14 I'm heading out to Arkansas to visit them and later on in the month, I'm probably gonna go visit San Diego State and Boise State or one of the two depending on the situation and the money."

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