Roman Catholic high school’s (Philadelphia, PA) dual-sports star Charron Fisher is receiving interest in both of his favorite sports – football and basketball.
Fisher plays linebacker and tight end for head coach Jim Murphy. He has only played football since high school, but the potential within his 6-3, 236 pound frame is there.
“We use him at outside linebacker and sometimes we bring him off the end as a pass rusher,” said Murphy, who says Fisher will have no problem qualifying academically for freshmen eligibility. “People like his size and athletic ability. He runs a 4.65 in the 40. He has only played football since high school, so his upside potential is through the roof.”
Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Northwestern have offered Fisher a football scholarship. Cincinnati, St Joseph’s, Western Kentucky, and Central Connecticut have expressed interest in him as a basketball player. Virginia has indicated he could play both sports, and the Cavaliers appear to be on top of his list.
Fisher was impressed with the University of Virginia during an unofficial trip earlier this year.
“UVA is probably above everyone else right now, but I am still wide open,” said Fisher, who is being recruited as a linebacker/tight end prospect for football and small forward for basketball. “I went up to Virginia for an unofficial visit when the played Duke in basketball. The campus was really nice. Coach Groh also came to my high school, and he was pretty much the only head coach to do that.”
Fisher indicated he will take official visits this fall before making a final decision. He also needs to decide which sport he would like to play.
“I haven’t made up my mind yet whether I want to play football or basketball,” said Fisher, who attended the recent Nike basketball camp. “Right now, I might be leaning towards basketball. I haven’t made any decision yet though.”
As a junior, Fisher earned second-team all-area honors for basketball by the Philadelphia Inquirer and honorable mention all-conference honors for football.
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