Mike Leach and his staff have inked another recruit for their 2018 class and they didn’t have to go far to find him. Rodrick Fisher from East Valley in Spokane gave his verbal commit to Washington State yesterday, as first reported by Cougfan.com.
Fisher isn’t listed by any of the recruiting services though he is going into his senior year in high school so that will likely change later on this year. On his Hudl page, he’s listed as 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds with a 40-yard dash time just a shade over 4.5 seconds.
Fisher will remind you a lot of recently departed WSU receiver Gabe Marks in his highlight video. In his video, he doesn’t blow people away with speed, but he’s going to catch most anything and he can put a move on a defensive back to get by him. It turns out he’s actually pretty fast, though! He ran a 10.46-second 100-meter dash at the GNL District 7 meet, fastest in the state this year. He also owns the fastest 200-meter time in the state.
Fisher, though, isn’t just your everyday recruit. Fisher had, to say the least, a difficult last few years, dropping out of school and, in his own words on KXLY, “just hanging out with the wrong crowd, and doing the wrong things.”
Rodrick Jackson would go to his football coach, Adam Fisher, and ask for the help he needed to get his life on track. Fisher took him in and the teenager made an incredible turnaround both in life and on the field. Jackson has since changed his name to Fisher after the family legally adopted him late last year as he continues to get things turned around.
UPDATE: Please have tissues nearby.