Things Pick Up for Fisher

Compton (Calif.) Centennial defensive back Denzel Fisher put his name on the map at Sunday's NIKE Camp with an MVP performance. The corner landed offer No. 1 following the camp and a pair of Pac 12 schools have reached out to him on Tuesday.

One look at Denzel Fisher and his frame immediately catches your eye. He's long, almost 6-2, with long arms and the kind of body that will easily hold another 15 pounds or so. Then you watch him move and it's effortless, he's smooth in his backpedal, can turn and run and showed very good closing speed.

Fisher looks good on film as well showing plenty of toughness in run support and the same great ball skills he displayed on Sunday. He has some definite upside to him and colleges are taking notice.

"Man I'm just hungry," Fisher said following the NIKE Camp. "The NIKE Camp was big for me because I don't have much of a name at all. I wanted to go out there and show I could compete with all the other defensive backs out there and I think I did that.

"I'm trying to make my family proud and that's keeping me motivated. I feel like every day, I keep seeing all these players getting offers and I'm just thinking, man, I need one of those. I'm so hungry for it, I can't even tell you. I'm going to work hard and just keep grinding out there, my time will come."

Fisher didn't have to wait long for that first offer to come as San Diego State stepped up offered on Monday.

"It felt so good to get that offer," Fisher said. "I'm humbled but I'm thirsty for even more. I'm just really thankful and hopefully this will be the first of many for me. UCLA was the only school showing me interest before but just today, I talked to Coach Heyward from Washington and Coach Neal at Oregon.

"Coach Heyward said they're very interested and are going to be watching me closely. Then Coach Neal called and said the same thing. Coach Neal said they love my size because receivers keep getting bigger and I'll be able to match up with them. They said they love my film too so things are starting to pick up for me and I'm excited about where things are going."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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