Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief
At 6’6 and 285 pounds, not much can stop Blake Fisher, both literally and metaphorically. As only a sophomore, Fisher has managed to rack up 17 college offers from across the country. Oh, and he plays football, too.
Fisher, who began playing football in the sixth grade, has become a nationally ranked player in only two high school seasons.
“I actually didn’t take football as serious my freshmen year just because I didn’t see the potential that everybody else saw,” Fisher said. “The offseason going into my sophomore year was definitely a hardworking offseason.”
For Fisher, game time starts long before kickoff where his favorite pre-game rituals include Subway and a game day playlist.
“Throughout the day I just try and get as zoned in as possible,” Fisher said. “I really like to look at the playbook and look at the plays.”
To his success as an offensive lineman, Fisher credits his coaches and teammates, as they’ve helped him develop his skills and become the player he is today.
“[Jared Johnson] is the one that kind of influences me all the time to be the best I can be and go hard every play,” Fisher said. “Coach Bless, our head coach, he’s been hard on me since freshman year.”
The 2021 graduate started receiving scholarship offers the summer after his freshman season. With an additional season now under his belt, multiple Division I schools, including Ohio State University and Notre Dame University, have reached out to Fisher.
“I definitely want to go to the NFL. I mean, that’s everybody’s dream,” Fisher said. “I will be playing collegiately.”