The long history of Division I players that Aliquippa High School has produced has been well chronicled. Just in the last few years, one can start with the names Dravon Askew-Henry, Kaezon Pugh, Kwantel Raines, MJ Devonshire and Will Gipson.
If you’re looking for this to slow down anytime soon, you’d be wrong. As they say in Aliquippa, “we don’t rebuild, we reload.”
So, who will be the next name that we can add to this list? Try junior Zuriah Fisher.
Fisher is a 6-foot-3, 230 pound defensive end/linebacker that’s starting to receive a lot of Division I interest. At this point, Fisher holds offers from Syracuse, Minnesota, Temple, Toledo, Kent State, Bowling Green, Ball State, Ohio, UMass, Youngstown State and Howard.
When you consider his size and athleticism, that list of offers will just continue to increase as the months go on. Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up briefly with Fisher to get his thoughts on his recruitment and what’s next for him.
“All this interest has been really nice and exciting,” said Fisher. “This interest hasn’t really surprised me because when I got that first offer from Howard and then Syracuse, that’s when a lot more schools started to contact me and things started rolling.”
“When you have all these schools talking to you, you start to realize that recruiting is going to be hard to pick a school.”
PSN asked Fisher what schools are telling him as far as his future college position and what they like most about his game?
“Because I also play basketball, the schools are telling me that they really like my athleticism. After watching my tape, they like the way that I rush off the edge and the way that I was able to take on blocks from offensive lineman. As far as my future position, it really depends on the team. Minnesota, they want me as a middle linebacker, someone like Toledo wants me as a defensive end and some schools want me as a outside linebacker.”
Fisher tells me that schools such as Pitt, Wake Forest and Maryland have been in touch but at this point haven’t offered.
“Coach Harley and I have talked,” said Fisher. “He just says that they’re going to recruit me hard. I plan on going to Pitt for their Spring Game. An offer from Pitt would be very big to me because it’s hometown. I kind of want to stay home so an offer from them would be big.”