UCLA Will Still Watch Fisher

UCLA will be watching the Compton (Calif.) Centennial cornerback, Denzel Fisher, this fall...

Compton (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher (6-2, 170), has set his first two official visits up, and a pair of Pac-12 schools lead for him.

"My top two right now is Washington State at number one and Utah at number two," said Fisher. "I'm going to Washington State on September 20th (when the Cougars host Idaho) and to Utah on October 12th (when the Utes welcome Stanford)."

The Cougars have been on Fisher for some time, with coach Dennis Simmons recruiting Fisher while the Utes have Sharieff Shah recruiting Fisher.

"Coach Simmons and I have a real good relationship and we talk a lot. He's a real cool guy," said Fisher. "Coach Shah and I have a great relationship too and he's also a good guy."

The Utes and Cougars are two of the eight offers that Fisher has, with Colorado State, Hawaii, San Jose State, San Diego State, Houston and Fresno State rounding it out for him.

Yet there are still two offers that Fisher covets.

"USC and UCLA," the Los Angeles native said. "Both of them said they want to watch my senior film and they both really like me. They really want to see me hit somebody. They know I can cover. Now they want to see that one knock out hit to know that I can do it."

Fisher camped at UCLA's Elite Camp and speaks regularly with Coach Demetrice Martin.

"Coach Meat has been on me since day one," said Fisher. "Coach (Eric) Yarber recruits my school, but Coach Meat's the one I have the great relationship with and he said he's going to be watching my senior year real closely."

Fisher had hoped to camp at USC's Rising Stars Camp, but a family emergency kept him from attending.

Still, he speaks regularly with assistant coach Tee Martin.

"Coach Tee and I have a real tight relationship," said Fisher. "When Coach Tee came to the school, he filmed it and showed it to Coach (Clancy) Pendergast and he loved it. I'm going to try and visit USC before the end of summer."

While Fisher has just two visits officially set, he knows a third trip will take him to Fresno State and should USC or UCLA offer, he'll likely just take unofficials to each, given their proximity to home.

"I do want to take all five," said Fisher. "I'm not in a hurry to make a decision. I kind of want to see what USC and UCLA will do. Right now, I'm just staying patient with the process and enjoying the whole process."

Fisher said he's eager to visit Washington State and Utah.

"I can't wait to get there and see what the game day is like," said Fisher. "I went to the UCLA-Nebraska and USC-UCLA games last year and it's always been a dream of mine to play college football in front of all those fans. The visits are going to be real big for me."

Fisher comes from a school that doesn't get much recruiting attention; it's been four years since Centennial has had a player sign.

"We have other guys that should be looked at," said Fisher. "But it's very humbling knowing that coaches are coming to look at me and now it gives my teammates a chance to be looked at. I'm just doing what I have to do and trying to be a role model to my team."

Fisher said he's been working on his weight all offseason, getting up to 170 with a goal of 180 by the time Centennial opens against Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison.

"I'm putting on the weight and trying to get ten more pounds," said Fisher. I feel that 180 will be great, and that when I come up to hit someone, they will feel it."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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