Post-Signing Day Evaluation: P. Fisher

Paul Fisher.

CycloneNation.com is breaking down Iowa State's football recruiting class of 2005, one by one. The seventh in a series of 25 player evaluations is Dixie State (Utah) College offensive lineman Paul Fisher.

Paul Fisher
Offensive Line
St. George, Utah (Dixie/BYU/Dixie State College)
6-7/330/5.2
NR/***

The Particulars -- First-team all-Western States Football League (WSFL) as a sophomore ... ranked 11th on collegefootballnews.com's juco offensive lineman list, and among the top 80 jucos nationally ... helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 38 ppg in his two seasons, posting 50 or more points six times in 24 games (20-4), including three 60-point contests ... coached by Greg Croshaw. At BYU: Competed at offensive tackle in all 12 games in 2003, earning a letter ... redshirted in 2002 after returning from a mission in Chile ... coached by Gary Crowton. High School: Two-time high school all-American ... two-time all-region and two-time all-state ... four-year letterwinner ... led team to a state championship in 1998 ... coached by Mike Smith ... state wrestling champion at heavyweight in 2000.

Seals' scouting report – The fact that Paul won't be joining the Cyclone program until this fall is no problem, as he is used to learning on the fly. In addition to being a dominator at the point of attack, Fisher is athletic enough to lead plays in space. His maturity and experience also shouldn't be overlooked.

ISU head coach Dan McCarney on Fisher -- "It came down to Iowa State and Wisconsin for Paul and Scott. They had other offers and opportunities, but it was a two-team race for a long time. We felt like both those guys would come in and immediately challenge for one of those number one spots. That's not playing time or number two, but challenge for a number one."

Short-term outlook – Although he won't be entering the mix until this summer, Paul will have a great shot to win a starting job in training camp. Before signing with the Cyclones, he inked with BYU and Utah, so he knows all about the rigors of Division I ball and the expectations. The mammoth lineman will challenge at the right tackle position and could force returning starter Aaron Brant inside to guard. Otherwise, he could be used in a three-man rotation at tackle with Brant and his brother Scott.

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