About this time last year, Virginia Tech football’s recruiting class of 2013 was established by high school football standout, Holland Fisher.
On February 17, 2012, junior day for the Virginia Tech football program was taking place and many of the hopeful recruits were getting acquainted with the football program. Fisher, a Virginia native, was one of those visiting juniors.
A four-star safety and a participant in the Under Armour All-America game, Fisher has been a star athlete that many schools have sought out.
Listed as an outside linebacker, but fit more for a safety, the 6-foot-1, 207 pound athlete is currently a senior at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia. He is ranked sixth overall in the state, 16th regionally, and 10th nationally at his current position.
In the months that followed with his commitment to Virginia Tech, Fisher gained more muscle and performed well at recruiting camps, making him a more well-known player on the national level.
As a sophomore, Fisher — who runs a 4.7 40-yard dash — was first recruited by Virginia, with many schools like Tennessee and Purdue to follow.
Despite the many offers and opportunities that came his way, Fisher felt that Tech was the right choice and just a day after junior day, verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
A week after giving his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech, Fisher received a scholarship offer from Ohio State, where Urban Meyer was determined to convince Fisher to change his mind.
After Ohio State’s offer, the football powerhouse of the nation, Alabama, offered Fisher an opportunity to play on the elite team.
Fisher visited both schools, and visited all the schools that he found were an option, questioning his commitment to the Hokies, but after all of his visits to the different shcools, Fisher remained and still remains committed to Virginia Tech, as he signed his official commitment to the team nearly a year after his decision to join Hokienation.
Despite his position as a linebacker in high school, Fisher lacks the bulk to be a linebacker in college football and is looked at as being either a safety or some sort of defensive back for the Hokies in the future.
With the rendition of dynamic players like Holland Fisher, this is thought to be one of the best recruiting classes that Tech has pulled off in the last decade, ranking at fifteenth in the nation.