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A lot of teams did but you think we would be able to find a gem in our own backyard
And now he will be a first round OT for Central and I don't know the last time we had a 1st round tackle
He was a 2 star in the 2009 class.
It looks like he committed to CMU the same day that 4 star Barrent committed to us. Not sure if that's a coincidence or not. At the time, we also already had OL commitments from 4 star Nate Klatt, 4 star Blake Treadwell and 3 star Micajah Reynolds. We later added 3 star Henry Conway.
So, between Barrent and Klatt, we thought we had the OT spot looking very good, so Fisher commits elsewhere.
Injuries obviously kept those guys from living up to their star rating, and Fisher far outperformed his star rating.
I think this guy was also a later bloomer. Shot up like 6 inches over one summer and put a ton of weight on his frame without losing mobility.
This story is the perfect illustration of the for shit luck MSU has had re: O linemen. Reynolds has made slow progress because he's been back & forth from O to D to O to D so much, and all four of the other guys have been injured to a greater or lesser extent. Plenty of talent, too many injuries.
It happens. Joe Staley is another one. Former TE that grew into an OL.
Also - JJ Watt.
Exactly! We have had shit luck when it comes to OL recruiting. Unfortunately 2009 was year where we had great OL numbers and couldn't afford to take a flier on a 'project.'
Good luck to the young man. Great to see local talent excelling and hope he has a great NFL career.
Yes. The other two even more so....They are/were in-state kids. JJ Watt grew up in Wisky.
Can't forget TJ Lang.
it's also possible that had he signed with a bcs school, that he may not have blossomed the way he did at cmu. interesting how these things materialize.
My kids went to Stoney Creek with Fisher.
I saw him play many basketball and football games. He was tall and skinny. He looks huge now.
He was good but the only way he stood out was was on the football sidelines since he was a head taller than everyone on the team.
There was another LT from Stoney Creek that played at NC State after going to prep school. Can't remember his name.
This is a bad thread.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
I just thought of this... how could so many O linemen get injured all so close to eachother?
There must have been some kind of messed up training program or something going on then...
Would I be correct to assume that O-Line recruiting rankings are the least accurate of all positions?
Seems whenever I watch an NFL game I see guys from Alcorn State, Idaho, etc..
Seems very few O-Lineman are ready to play right away so you have to project out their talent based on another 50 pounds, 3 years in the weight room, etc.. It's also got to be hard to judge these kids in high school going up against guys half their size.
....For that reason, not to mention injuries, it seems you are best off recruiting A LOT of them.
This post was edited by Big Green Stick 14 months ago
There are exceptions Orlando Pace comes to mind. The kid at Bama. They moved an outland trophy winner to get him on the field.
He just answered it at the combine...
Bruce Feldman @BFeldmanCBS
CMU OT Eric Fisher in why he wasn't recruited heavily out of HS: I was a 230-pound offensive tackle.
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