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BREAKING: Cougs land Spokane WR with one heck of an uplifting back story

WASHINGTON STATE stayed close to home for its fifth known verbal commitment. Spokane wide receiver Rodrick Fisher out of East Valley High tells CF.C he went crimson on Wednesday. And he has one heck of an uplifting backstory.

Fisher (6-2, 203) verballed to WSU over offers from Utah and Boise State.

“It was a gut feeling. I talked it over with my family and it was something we all felt good about it – especially me,” said Fisher.

It was a gut feeling but not a snap decision. Washington State actually offered Fisher back in March.

“I’m just more of a Coug than I already was before,” said Fisher.

Fisher said Washington State liked his ability to transition, his speed and one other thing.

“They liked my ‘uprising’  -- just my potential and how good I can become,” said Fisher.

Fisher said Mike Leach and area recruiter Dave Nichol like him as an outside wide receiver in the Air Raid.

“(Nichol) is a real straight-forward guy, down to earth, really comfortable be around.  My first time meeting Coach Leach was at a practice with some pretty awful weather but he’s a really nice guy, he’s written me some pretty awesome notes and has kept in contact with me,” said Fisher.

Fisher’s road to future Pac-12 student-athlete is fairly remarkable. He didn’t attend school as a sophomore, lived from couch to couch and for a time, was homeless on the streets.

After a heartfelt talk with his football coach at East Valley, Adam Fisher, the Fisher family obtained custody and adopted Rodrick. He’s flourished in the classroom and on the football field ever since.  Click here for the KXLY story.

Fisher clocked a 10.62 in the 100 meters this spring.

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