May 20, 2008

Fischer set to add more offers?

Jake Fischer came into the spring evaluation period with scholarship offers on the table from Colorado and Arizona. His offer count has not risen in the last month. But it might soon.

"My coach thinks that Colorado State, Boise State, Utah and a couple others are close to offering," explained the 5-foot-11, 225-pound linebacker from Oro Valley (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge. "He also thinks Washington State is going to offer. And I'm hoping Cal does."

Notre Dame was also by recently to evaluate Fischer.

"It is kind of wide open," he said when asked which colleges top his list. "Of course the two [that have offered], Arizona and Colorado, are towards the top. I like Nebraska a lot. I like Notre Dame. I like Cal. I like Stanford. I like all those schools."

Linebackers coach Brian Cabral recruits the Grand Canyon State from the Buffaloes' staff.

"The Colorado coaches told me that they like the pace in which I play at," Fischer said. "They like that I play with a motor, that I don't quit; that I leave it on the field.

"From watching Colorado play on TV last year, I know they took a big step forward from the year before that. They got good in a hurry and they are going to be even better this year."

Fischer has already taken a number of unofficial visits to Arizona.

"They are going to be good in the next couple years," Fisher said of the Wildcats. "They are still kind of rebuilding. Their coaches told me their defense is going to be better this year. They are all flying around to the ball and they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this year on defense. Their coaches feel really good about their team this year."

Fischer said he plans to attend "a couple" camps this summer. But he is still unsure which ones.

A first-team all-state selection in 2007, Fischer recorded 265 tackles as a sophomore and junior. He also rushed for 466 yards and five touchdowns on 53 carries last season.

"I play the game fast," Fischer explained. "I'm a downhill linebacker. I am fast flow. I am not afraid to hit and I know my position really well."

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