Patience Pays Off for Fisher

The Compton (Calif.) Centennial cornerback, Denzel Fisher, got a surprise on Friday morning...

Compton (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher did everything that UCLA asked him to do- come to their camp and be patient.

Fisher camped with the Bruins in June and defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin told him to be patient and when his senior season came around, they would get back to him.

On the morning of his first game of his season, Fisher got some surprising news from UCLA, news that they would be offering. "Coach Meat offered me (this morning)," said Fisher. "I'm happy man. I'm just blessed and loving the offer."

Fisher thought he might have to wait a few games until the offer came, so he was caught off guard when he talked to Martin on Friday.

"I was kind of surprised they offered (already), but they heard about my scrimmage against Salesian and saw the film and I balled out," said Fisher.

Fisher was planning to attend the UCLA-Nevada game on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, but expected to still be without an offer.

Instead, he'll be there with an offer in tow.

"I'm very excited," said Fisher.

Washington State and Utah were Fisher's top two for months, but he had consistently maintained an offer from either of the Los Angeles schools would adjust that. Now UCLA is very much in the mix.

"UCLA is right in there with Utah and Washington State," said Fisher.

Fisher also said his family was thrilled with the offer.

"They're really proud about it," said Fisher.

Brandon is in his ninth year with 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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