Denzel Fisher Commits

Compton Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher was offered by UCLA just a few days ago, attended the UCLA-Nevada game, but then couldn't hold back on committing...

After saying he didn't want to rush a decision just a few days ago, talented corner Denzel Fisher decided to pull the trigger and committed to UCLA moments ago.

"I decided I couldn't wait, I was ready to be a Bruin," Fisher said. "That has always been my dream school and once they offered me last week, they immediately jumped to the top of my list. I had an incredible time at the game and going in to the locker room with the guys, it just felt right to me.

"My family is real excited for me. UCLA is a great up-and-coming program but it's also a great academic school and it's close to home so my family can see me play any time. I love the coaching staff and feel real comfortable with the other guys on the team. Like I said, it's just a great fit for me and I'm looking forward to getting in there and playing right away if I can."

Fisher emerged over the spring playing for B2G and then had his coming-out party at the SoCal NIKE Camp when he earned DB MVP honors over a loaded field. He missed a few tournaments late in the summer with a disk problem in his back but, when healthy, was one of the elite corners in the region.

At 6-2, 175 pounds, Fisher has a long, lean frame and will need to add some weight but he plays very physically and has an edge to him. He shows good short-area quickness, closes very well and has excellent ball skills. He can improve his top-end speed and, once he does, he has a chance to be a very good player at the next level.

"I still want to take my visits to Utah and Washington State," Fisher said. "I haven't been to any schools outside of California but if UCLA doesn't want me to visit, that's cool, I'm rock solid to UCLA and that's definitely where I'm going.

"When I called up Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) to commit, he was very excited for me. We have a great relationship and I'm excited to play for him and Coach Mora. This is really a dream come true for me. At the end of the summer, I really didn't think UCLA was interested in me and then they offered out of the blue. It feels great to be a part of the Bruin family right now."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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