Syracuse Leads for Fisher

Plainfield, N.J., native Olando Fisher has been spending his past two seasons at Nassau Community College getting things in order and now it's time for him to pick a school to finish his degree. After talking to him on Monday, it sounds like Syracuse has a good shot.

Olando Fisher, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound strong safety from Nassau Community College is talking to a few schools, but quite frankly it looks like Syracuse is in the driver's seat for this prospect.

"I went up for a visit this weekend and it went great," Fisher said. "The people, the coaches, the environment, everything just clicked for me. I met the coaching staff and then had a tour of the campus. I went over and ate some food with the team after that and got to talk to them which was cool. The members of the team were really welcoming and I felt like I was with my team at Nassau, so it was cool."

"I sat down one-on-one with Coach (Doug) Marrone and he just told me he liked my style of play a lot and thought I would be a great fit for Syracuse," Fisher stated. "All we did was talked about the school and the education I would receive. He said I'd be leaving with a great degree and would have plenty of job opportunities open for me. Education is a big part of this decision for me, so I wanted to know as much as possible about what Syracuse had to offer. I want to major in criminal justice and hope to do something in law enforcement when I get out of school."

Fisher is currently considering a few schools.

"Syracuse is definitely my top choice right now and then I'm talking to West Virginia and Miami as well," Fisher explained. "Neither of them has offered yet and I'm not sure if they will, but we've been in constant contact. If one of them offers I'm not sure how much it will change things. Syracuse is definitely my leader at the moment and that's where I'm thinking about going right now. I just felt very at home there, so things were good with them."

Fisher plans to make his decision after sitting down with his mother and talking about all of his options.

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