January 5, 2010
Fisher ready to play for SU
Olando Fisher a safety from Nassau C.C. in New York made a commitment to stay in state and play for the Syracuse Orange a few weeks ago. The JUCO prospect had some others schools to look at, but when it came down to a decision Syracuse was the clear winner.
"When I went up to Syracuse everything felt like a family based system. Everything just felt like home, it felt good."
Fisher, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds was high on the Orange after his official visit and that was because of a few items that happened on his visit.
"First off it was the people like the whole team and the coaching staff. After that it was the school it has a good tradition and just the people around were like friendly going people that I could get along with."
Those might have been a few reasons that put the Orange up so high, but the one factor that sealed the deal was the coaching staff.
"The coaches were the most important factor and if I can get along with the coaches I can get along with anything."
One of the coaches on the staff John Anselmo also coached Fisher at Nassau C.C. and Fisher feels that could help his transition to Syracuse.
"It is going to be good because I played for him before and I know how he is and what he expects from me."
On the other hand Fisher has his own expectations for when he first sets foot on the Syracuse campus.
"My goal is to get a starting spot first off. Then I just want to bring some intensity and leadership to the team."
When it comes time to step on the campus at Syracuse Fisher does not have the same amount of time as his other incoming teammates. In his time however he is looking to get Syracuse back to their winning ways.
"I have three years to play two," Fisher said. "I just want to see the team turn around. I want a winning season. I want to bring back all of the winning that they used to do I want to bring that back."
Most Syracuse fans have not really had a chance to see what the defensive recruit brings to the table, but he is not short of confidence when he describes his play on the field.
"I am an intense player on the field, I love the game and I want everything to be intense," Fisher stated. "The Syracuse fans are going to be getting a real dedicated player. A high volume play, I play with passion and I play to win."
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