January 21, 2010

Fisher checks out Iowa

The Hawkeye Football coaches saw the talent that Cole Fisher possesses early on and extended an offer to the 2011 prospect back in November. The talented linebacker prospect from Millard North High School in Omaha made his way to Iowa City this past weekend for Iowa's Junior Day activities and had the chance to sit down with Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa coaches.

"I liked it a lot," Fisher said of his visit to Iowa City this past Sunday. "We started off with a meeting and then had lunch at the press box. We met the coaches there and talked to a few of them."

After spending time with his potential position coach, Darrell Wilson, going over tape of how Iowa uses their linebackers and position drills they do during practice, Fisher and his father were able to spend about 15 minutes talking with Coach Kirk Ferentz one on one in his office.

"I got to spend some one on one time with Coach Ferentz," Fisher said. "My dad and I spent time talking with him for about 15 minutes while everyone else was taking a tour. Basically it was he and my father talking and I was just listening, but I had also talked to Coach Ferentz during lunch too."

The Hawkeyes will face an uphill battle to land Fisher, who's brother Sean is currently playing for Nebraska. His father, Todd is also a former Husker player, but the 6-foot-3 and 185 pound linebacker prospect says he will make his own decision.

"I have basically told people that if I end up at Nebraska, then it won't be just because my brother is there. I am not the type of person to go there just because of him."

Iowa is currently his only offer and the Hawkeyes will likely work the angle of the success of former Millard players with their program. Fisher's brother was a high school teammate of current Hawkeye Jeff Tarpinian, who has told him good things about the Iowa program.

"I don't really know any of those guys except Tarp, who played with my brother. He always talks up Iowa when I see him."

Next up for Fisher is a date with the doctor to repair a torn ACL he injured in a basketball game last month. Then he faces several months of rehab, but that won't stop him from making other Junior Days in the next month. One visit Fisher says he will be making is to Oklahoma's Junior Day on February 12th.

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