Clear Spring (MD) football standout Joey Fisher grew up in Terrapin territory and had a dream of playing Division One football ever since he was a third-grader. The under-the-radar defensive end will have the opportunity to live out that dream, as he committed to Maryland shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from defensive line coach Chad Wilt. Fisher marks the seventh commitment in the class of 2016 that continues to build momentum as the offseason progresses.
COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND --- GO TERPS pic.twitter.com/EfS6s0lJJc— Joey Fisher-52 (@fisherboys08) April 23, 2015
Maryland was the first to offer Fisher, and after displaying his on-field skills in front of coach Wilt and visiting the campus for the annual Red-White game, the decision to stay home seemed natural. Fisher hopes to utilize his defensive prowess right away, and was intrigued by coach Edsall's nature of letting freshmen grown and learn on the field right away.
Fisher will join a young, up-and-coming group of defensive ends, as newly converted linemen Jesse Aniebonam and Yannick Ngakoue could serve as tremendous mentors for Fisher.
The Clear Spring prospect had been received interest from Purdue, West Virginia, Wake Forest and NC State, among others.
Fisher joins Good Counsel's Keandre Jones and Travon Stott as the only defensive players committed for the class of 2016 thus far. Jones and Fisher will have intriguing roles once they enter College Park as the Terps will be in their second season under the 4-3 defense. Fisher's film can be found here.