Oklahoma junior linebacker Kyrei Fisher didn't leave Lubbock with an offer from the Red Raiders but it sounds as if Texas Tech made quite the impression on him and vice versa.
As many Texas Tech fans know, the Red Raiders, especially defensive coordinator David Gibbs, prefer to first see a defensive prospect work out in person before offering a scholarship. The spring evaluation period, which allows college coaches to see players work out in person at their respective high schools, begins in a matter of days.
"They said I am high on their board and he (linebackers coach Zac Spavital and possibly Gibbs) will come down in two weeks and he will make a decision really quick," Fisher said Sunday following his visit.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker visited Lubbock for the first time over the weekend for an unofficial visit to the campus and liked what he saw both in and around the program.
"It was great, I got to experience a practice, got to take a tour of the campus, the facilities and talk to coaches," Fisher said. "I would say (my favorite part was) how live the practice was, how exciting the practice was and definitely how big and exciting the campus was."
Not only was Fisher impressed, but his mother, uncle and cousin who all made the trek with him said Tech is "high on their board" and that "they are sold on it already".
One of the intriguing factors about Fisher, who recorded 71 tackles and four sacks at outside linebacker for powerhouse Tulsa Union last season, is his versatility. Fisher said during the visit the coaches told him they can envision him playing Sam or Mike linebacker or even at rush end.
One of the intriguing factors about Tech for Fisher was how he hit it off with some of the current players during the visit.
"I talked to a couple linebackers and D-linemen. They were all really cool people that I could see myself growing with for sure."
When RaiderPower.com interviewed Fisher a couple weeks back, Fisher was still looking for his first Division I offer. He has since picked up offers from Kansas, Navy, SMU and UTSA with no doubt more on the horizon. That being said, his visit to the South Plains put the Red Raiders in the running to land Fisher if they do indeed offer him later this spring.
"Tech is a great school and campus made up of some great people. They've for sure moved up my board," Fisher said. "Everything was positive. The size of the campus surprised me. I've heard there is nothing in Lubbock and I get to the campus and soon realize that everything I would ever need is right on the campus."