May 9, 2008

Why wideout Aaron Fisher chose Tech

Even though Tech fans have celebrated three commitments this week, they seem to be particularly excited about the Red Raiders' newest commitment, Aaron Fisher.

Perhaps the pass crazed environment that Mike Leach has fostered over the last eight years has bled over to the fan base, rendering wide receivers and quarterbacks king of the hill, or perhaps it's the fact that Fisher is one of the most polished wide receivers to come out of Texas in the last several years. Or maybe it's just a little bit of both.

Either way, Tech fans are jazzed about Fisher, and Fisher is equally jazzed about one day playing in front of them.

"Yes sir, I just committed to (Texas) Tech today," he said. "I got that offer yesterday and talked to my parents about it and I just decided that this was exactly where I wanted to be. I mean, they throw the ball a ton, it's not too far from home, and it's just a great all-around school, so what's not to like?"

Fisher, who had over 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, says that he's liked the Red Raiders for some time, which made his decision pretty simple.

"My top two I guess have probably always been Tech or Oklahoma," explained the 6-foot-3, 185-pound, 4.4 speedster. "So when Tech said they were probably only taking one receiver, and I just knew that I had to be that one receiver, so I just stayed up all night thinking about it and this morning I knew, so I told my coach I wanted to commit and so we called Coach (Carlos) Mainord and told him."

The standout wideout, who is also a track standout for Keller Fossil Ridge, holds offers from schools like Missouri, Iowa, Purdue, Arizona, Boise State, and others, but says the Tech offer was different.

"I mean, it's Texas Tech, and I'm just pumped to be a Red Raider," he said. "It's a big weight off my shoulders and now I don't have to worry about keeping up with other schools or anything. I don't even know, I just feel like it's a weight off my shoulders and it feels great."

Fisher makes commitment number eight for the Red Raiders.

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