UW Forming Bond With Lonestar State LB

Washington is definitely looking for linebackers who can play inside in their 3-4 defensive scheme and one 2016 prospect that fits the bill is Katy (Tx.) LB Paddy Fisher. The Husky coaches have been hard at work forming a solid relationship with the Lonestar State prospect and a visit to Montlake looks to be in the works...

"I've formed a really good relationship with (Washington)," Fisher told Dawgman.com earlier this week. "Coach (Bob) Gregory and I talk a lot, usually at least once a week, but sometimes it's two or three times a week.

"He and I talked the other day and he got on the phone with my mom for a little while and it was good because he got the chance to answer some of her questions."

Washington offered a few weeks ago and they have quite a bit of competition for Fisher including Baylor, Boston College, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Maryland and Northwestern with many more schools giving him a long look including Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Fisher has already visited Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Houston, Texas Tech and Kansas and he's planning to take trips to see the Huskies and Ducks as well as Boston College and Maryland this summer.

"I'm not sure exactly when I will make it, but I'm planning on visiting Washington this summer and Oregon for a camp," Fisher said. "I want to meet with the coaches, see the facilities and what it's like to be a student athlete there so that I can get a feel for the program and the school."

While he's not close to making a decision, he is planning to decide at some point in August, before the start of his senior season and he said he's been thinking about what he will be looking for from the school he chooses to sign with.

"First it'll be the football program," Fisher said. "I want to see where it's at and where it's headed in the future. Next it would be their academic system and if I can see myself being successful there.

"The last thing is the coaches. How outgoing are they? Do they bond well with the players? What are they like on and off the field? Those are the major things for me."

Fisher posted 127 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior last season and said that most schools, including Washington, a projecting him as a middle linebacker.

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