Fisher Hopes to Reel in Offer

Brunswick, Md., QB prospect Ian Fisher will be in town Saturday for the Blue-White Game. He talked to Fight On State about where he is in the recruiting process, courting PSU, and a potential change of position.

Ian Fisher is drawing interest from plenty of top schools, but is waiting on one in particular -- from the Nittany Lions.

"I love Penn State, but I know they are waiting to offer (cerain quarterbacks)," Fisher said.

Throughout the spring, the staff has kept Fisher, as well as several other QB prospects, in the loop.

"They told me the same thing they have told Blake Rankin and Brendan Nosovitch," Fisher said. "They are waiting to see if any of the QBs transfer -- that depends on whether they offer one or two of us."

Fisher doesn't doubt one thing though — Penn State's interest in him.

"Larry Johnson just sent me a Facebook message the other day saying that they are still interested," Fisher said.

The interest is mutual.

"I have a lot of interest in Penn State," Fisher said. "I went to camp there last year, and I would love to get that offer."

Fisher has an offer from James Madison, but is drawing interest from PSU, Duke, North Carolina State and Maryland. He has no doubt that more offers will soon come his way.

"A lot of schools are scared to offer a QB," Fisher said. "They don't like to offer based on film, and I can't blame them."

He added, "You have to meet a guy, you have to trust them -- there is a lot more than just skill that goes into picking a quarterback."

Fisher is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds -- a good size for a collegiate TE, but he knows he has the skills to play QB in college.

"I am so much bigger and stronger than a lot of guys," Fisher said. "And I use those things to my advantage; I don't get taken down easily."

He knows,"I fit the tight end mold perfectly, but it's not what I want to do. I feel like I can get offers with what I want to do."

Even though the Lions have told Fisher they will make a decision by May, he plans on attending several summer camps. Included will be one at Penn State, so the coaches can see him in action.

"Penn State hasn't said anything about changing positions," Fisher said of his recruitment. "They said I was a QB all the way."

If Penn State pulls the trigger and offers Fisher, he probably wont have to delay his decision much longer.

"I am very likely to jump on an offer sooner rather than later." Fisher said. "I want to make my decision before the season."

Either way, Fisher's decision will be a big milestone for Brunswick HS.

"No one has ever gone Division I in a sport in my school," Fisher said with a chuckle. "We are a small school."

A huge milestone -- which he would love to achieve at Penn State.

"I would say that I am very interested," Fisher said. "Penn State has been one of my top schools since last summer, and I hope that they feel the same way about me."

And Fisher says, most of all, "I would love the opportunity to play at Happy Valley."


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