Fisher Explains Commitment

Syracuse has found a couple of players at the JUCO level that they feel can help them immediately or at least push other players for starting positions and one of those commitments is Olando Fisher, who has spent the last two years of his life playing at Nassau.

Plainfield, N.J., native Olando Fisher gave his verbal commitment to Syracuse earlier in the week and the 5-foot-11, 210-pound safety talked to about why he chose the Orange in a Saturday night interview.

"I committed to Syracuse this week," Fisher said. "The coaches were all really happy when I committed and said they were thrilled to have me as part of the team. I talked to Coach Anselmo and he wants me to compete for a starting spot at safety next season. I'll be there for spring ball, so I like my chances a lot because I get to come in before the summer and learn what they want me to do there."

"I picked Syracuse because I felt more at home there. The people were really cool, the players treated me right and the coaches were down to earth, good people. Coach Anselmo and I have a great relationship and that was a big part of me committing there. I also know I'm going to get a great education there and am going to be playing at a high level in the Big East. It just felt like family there too."

"I'm definitely going into Criminal Justice when I get there as I've always wanted to do it for some reason," Fisher added. "I think I'd like to get into law enforcement in some aspect. I don't know exactly what I want to do yet, but I've always really wanted to go that way because that's what my uncle does and I've always kind of looked at him with it."

"When I went up there it felt like family because everyone really cared for each other and as recruits, we weren't outcasts. I just felt like these were people that were going to take care of me and be my family, so that really sealed it for me."

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