Aaron Fisher: "The Total Package"

Aaron Fisher: "The Total Package"

The Red Raiders have 9 commitments to date, and while the class is by no means complete, it is looking like a very solid start. RaiderPower brings you a more in-depth look at some of the 2009 commits. Today, we look at WR commit Aaron Fisher, a Texas Top 100 athlete. We had the chance to talk with his high school coach Tony Baccarini to get the low down on what makes Fisher tick.

Last month Keller Fossil Ridge wide receiver Aaron Fisher made the choice that Texas Tech was where he wanted to play football. After pulling in offers from schools across the country, it was the clear that the one offer he was waiting on was Texas Tech.

Now that the dust has settled, we take a closer look at some of traits of Fisher's intangible traits.

"You know we have had some good, talented receivers come through Fossil Ridge High School," coach Tony Baccarini said. "But he is the first to come through who can do everything. He is the total package.

"He is tall with great speed, runs great routes, and does great things once he gets the ball. On top of that, he is a straight ‘A' student. We have never had all of that in one athlete."

Baccarini expounded upon what kind of presence his 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver brings to a football field.

"He is a lead-by-example kind of guy," Baccarini said. "He just brings his ‘A' game. He goes out there and makes things happen. We just need to get him the rock. Not really known as a 'rah rah' guy, he just gets the job done."

And judging by his numbers, he's getting the job done very effectively. Fisher finished the season with 61 receptions for 1,059 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a return specialist, he averaged over 44 yards a return and scored one touchdown.

According to Baccarini, Fisher works to improve day in and day out. He said he constantly trains in the weight room to get stronger and on the field to improve his route running. And Baccarini believes that his work ethic will set him apart at the next level.

At a place like Texas Tech, where Coach Leach runs a tight ship and expects his players to do their jobs and go 100% every day, Fisher will likely emerge as a leader on the Red Raider offense.

In the end, Fisher chose Texas Tech over other offers from Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana Tech, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue, and Boise State.

Even though Baccarini lets his players choose their own schools, he feels like Tech is a good fit for Fisher.

"I think he will be one to get there and work hard to learn the system," Baccarini said. "I think if you are a good wide receiver, that is a good place to go. He should fit in well there. You know he is a big guy with the feet of a small guy. I think he will have a good deal of success."

And as far as Baccarini is concerned, the commitment is solid as a rock.

"Fisher's word is good," Baccarini said. "He gives his word and it is solid, completely."


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