Kelvin Fisher Jr. has picked up three surprising new offers but the Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley athlete will maintain his previous top three until he can do more research on the latest programs to offer him.
West Virginia, Colorado State and Duke have offered Fisher, who said he was caught completely off-guard by all three since none of those teams had been sending much mail or been in contact. Still, he's happy to have more options and will start looking closer at each program soon.
"These past three offers, they haven't been sending me any letters," Fisher said. "Duke sent me a couple camp letters but other than that, no letters. It was a big shock when I got West Virginia in the mail because I didn't even know they were looking at me and the same with Colorado State and Duke. They were all just big surprises.
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"When I talked to the Duke coach (Tuesday) morning they said they were really impressed with my YouTube. I haven't gotten a chance to talk with Colorado State's coach or West Virginia's coach yet. They were big shockers. I don't really know how to explain it. I'm kind of in shock about it."
Pittsburgh, Arkansas and San Diego State remain the three favorites for Fisher, who's being recruited as either a running back or defensive back by most schools. He finished with 819 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 113 carries and was also used in the passing game and on special teams last season.
"As of right now I'm sticking with it but I have to talk to the coaches and do a little bit more research on the schools," Fisher said. "Out of the research I've done and from what I know those are my top three out of my five offers I had. Now that I have three more I have to do more research and talk more to the coaches to see how I feel about the coaches and how I like their campus."
Fisher visited Pitt a couple months ago and has been impressed with the Panthers and coach Dave Wannstedt. He has family in the area so location from home won't be a major concern. There are preliminary plans to visit both Arkansas and San Diego State in June.
Among his new offers, Fisher, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound recruit, said West Virginia stands out the most just because he's slightly familiar with the program and how the Mountaineers used Pat White on offense. More research is needed on how Colorado State and Duke run things.
"West Virginia stands out," Fisher said. "I've been following them not super close but I knew the name and I followed Pat White back in his day so I know a little bit about West Virginia. Colorado State and Duke I really don't know much about their football program."
More offers might be on the way. Fisher said Oregon State, Boise State, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington and Clemson regularly send him mail.