Fisher a true two-way player for Higley

GILBERT (AP) — Kelvin Fisher was the highlight of last year’s disappointing 1-9 season for the Higley High School Knights.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound tailback rushed for 819 yards and 12 touchdowns last season while also playing at safety, where he had 79 tackles and two interceptions. He had four TDs in a single game against Maricopa High School.

Fisher also plays for the Knights’ basketball team, averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3.9 steals per game last season.

As a result, Fisher has been getting looks from a good number of schools and he has at least 18 offers he’s considering.

Assessed as shifty with good instincts, Fisher will likely be a cornerback at the next level. He compares himself to former Florida cornerback Joe Haden, taken seventh overall in this year’s NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns.

Fisher attended the Nike training camp at Oregon State over the summer, and said he wished he’d participated in more offseason camps.

“I want to go to a place where they like to win, they can help me as a man, and also on the field as well,” he told reporters who watched him in Corvallis.

Fisher burst onto the national radar as a freshman, when he scored 17 touchdowns in six games.

Among the schools he’s considering are Oregon, Boise State, Arkansas and Pittsburgh, Washington and West Virginia.