Fisher to enroll at Fork Union

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Holland Fisher (right) with Cequan Jefferson at VT’s July 14 camp. Both players made TSL’s Final In-State Top 40.

2013 signee Holland Fisher will not attend Virginia Tech this year, according to HokieHaven.com.  Fisher will enroll at Fork Union Military Academy for the 2013 season.

It’s been known for quite awhile that Fisher needed work to do academically to enroll at Virginia Tech.  He failed to make the grades in his final semester of high school, and he’ll have a year to make it up at Fork Union.

Fisher is the #83 recruit nationally by Rivals.com, and the #36 recruit in the country according to 247Sports.  He originally chose the Hokies over Alabama, and he also had offers from UVA, WVU, UNC, NC State, Ohio State, Tennessee, and others.

Once he enrolls at Fork Union, Fisher will become a recruitable athlete once again, though reports say he remains committed to Virginia Tech.

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  1. Wasn’t he looking at other schools like Alabama when he was committed to us? Who is to say this won’t be the case with him prepping? I hope he keeps his commitment to the Hokies but makes me nervous.

    1. Most of the guys that we place at FUMA eventually end up at VT. We just tend to remember the ones that don’t, like Drew Harris.

      Mr. Fisher had a ton of ground to make up academically this past school year in order to qualify and yet he still almost made it. Now he knows what it takes to be able to cut it academically in college, and he seems to really want to make it to VT.

      My bet is that we see him in Blacksburg in January 2014.

      1. Fair enough, wish him the best and hopefully we’ll see him at VT sooner rather than later. Just wish there was more balance these days between student and athlete; this is high school stuff we are talking about. Cutting it in high school will be different than getting it done in college.

        1. A lot of these kids come from disadvantaged backgrounds and don’t have the role models or the positive reinforcement that you and I take for granted. It’s very easy for them to fall in with the wrong crowd if they’re not very careful and to let things like their schoolwork slide.

          Fortunately, Fisher realized the importance of academics before it was too late and really applied himself this past year in high school. As a result, even though he still has to put in a semester at Fork Union, he can still make it to VT and not have to settle for going to a junior college instead.

          1. Well said Hokiestud! One can forget the realities behind some, if not many, student-athlete recruits.

            Like Drew Harris, lets keep the light on and our fingers crossed for this kid too.

  2. CC – Do you think he can get to where he needs to be in just 1 semester or will it take a full yr.?

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