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Pharoh Fisher has Serra Catholic Rolling, First Offer Coming?



Serra Catholic has started off the 2020 season with a 3-0 record and find themselves tied for first place with Apollo-Ridge in the Class-2A Allegheny Conference. This is the best start for the Eagles since the 2007 season.

Serra is not only winning but they’re dominating their opponents as they’ve outscored Seton LaSalle, Carlynton and Shady Side Academy in their first three games by a combined score of 161-39.

The Eagles received a big addition to their program in the off-season when junior cornerback Pharoh Fisher transferred from Imani Christian. This change has been good for Fisher both on the field and in terms of his recruiting profile.

As he’s waiting for that first Division I offer, Fisher’s phone has been busy over the past month receiving interest from programs such as Miami, Ohio, Toledo, Kent State, Akron, Central Michigan and the Pitt Panthers.

Fisher told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he definitely feel like that first one is coming soon because there’s a lot of schools showing interest.

The talented junior is glad he made the move to Serra and is excited not only for his future but to see how far this talented team can advance in the upcoming WPIAL playoffs.

“From last year to this year the change in environment has helped,” said Fisher. “On the field, I have a lot more support around me and a lot more help. Because of this, we’re able to have better practices and people that can actually push and challenge me. It’s just a lot better on that regard.

”Last year, we only had like 15 kids at practice so we couldn’t really do too much. We couldn’t scrimmage or stuff like that which teams normally do. But now, we’re able to do that here at Serra, so things are just a lot better.”

Courtesy of Pharoh Fisher

“We’re having a bunch of fun especially since we’re winning,” said Fisher. “It’s a real family like environment because the players and coaches get along so well. I can feel our team chemistry getting better every week and it’s just a real good place to be at.”

Along with winning, Fisher is also excited about where his recruitment is headed especially because of hearing from his hometown team. He’s well aware of the local players they’ve landed this year and hopes to improve his game enough to become the next WPIAL junior to earn a scholarship from Pitt.

“This off-season I was able to put in a lot of work to get my body bigger (6’0, 188) and stronger. I was able to put on 15 pounds from last year to this year. I’ve also gotten myself faster and believe I’m in a real good place right now,” said Fisher.

”I’ve been talking to Pitt for a long time but since it’s now my junior season, they’ve been reaching out a lot more. I’ve been talking to Coach Sanders, Karlo and Coach Jacobs. They’ve told me they’ve been watching me for a while and have been in touch on a weekly basis.

“It’s pretty exciting because Pitt is a great program and has gotten a lot of the top talent around here and other places. I just feel honored to know they’re looking at me and makes me want to work harder.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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