October 22, 2010

Safety prospect has his eye on Army

With the Black Knights losing their three top safeties to graduation, you can imagine that finding top caliber talent for both free and strong (Sam) position is at the top of the Army recruiting chart.

There are several prospects that remain atop that list and one that has caught the attention of the Army staff is safety Miles Fisher.

Fisher, who is out of Westerville (Ohio) Westerville Central High School, has offers from both Army and Air Force, along with a couple of others.

The 6-foot-0, 195 pounder's recruiting for the Black Knights is being handled by Co-defense coordinator Chris Smeland.

"I was out there this spring and we took a tour of everything," shares Fisher, who visited the West Point campus this spring with his father and younger brother. "Coach Smeland took us around and yes I'm very interested in Army … I have been following their season. I've been impressed."

Strong safety is Fisher's primary position at Westerville Central which is the position that he claims the Black Knights are projecting him playing at the next level. But the versatile Fisher also starts at running back.

"My style of play defensively, is that I play the perimeter a lot; close to the line … I play all over the place," he shares. "I'm a very physical player."

In addition to football, Fisher runs track and his primary events are the 110 hurdlers, 300 hurdles and 4X400.

When asked which schools are recruiting him the hardest, he was quick to point to Army and Air Force, but also indicated that Brown, Harvard and Penn are also aggressively knocking on his door.


"I'm Looking to set up an official visit with Army, but since I have been up there already, I'll see how that works out for the staff," Fisher says. "They may want to give that opportunity (official visit) to a prospect that hasn't been there before."

Fisher plans on taking an unofficial visit to Air Force on the 30th of October for their game against Utah.

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"That's a huge plus for me. A big thing at my school and my family is academics … then athletics. And that's big difference from what Army (West Point) has that others don't have."

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Fisher's throughout his senior year.

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