OL Blake Fisher
OL Blake Fisher, 6-6, 330; Avon (Ind.) High
Rivals ranking: Five stars, No. 6 offensive tackle, No. 25 overall.
247Sports ranking: Four stars, No. 12 offensive tackle, No. 85 overall.
Notable numbers: Helped the Orioles average 4.8 yards per carry (287 attempts for 1,364 yards) across 10 games this season.
Enrolled early? Yes.
Birthday: March 25, 2003.
First scholarship offer: Purdue.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I was sitting in coach Kelly’s office with both of my parents on the same weekend that I committed (in June 2019). We just started breaking down the players and how excited he was for me and my success. We were just talking about family stuff.”
What I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: “This generation is really built off social media and technology. It really drove people to communicate more through texting, on the phone and Zoom calls. I think that’s much needed as a lot of people like to take things to social media, even if it’s not a face-to-face conversation. Obviously we are in a pandemic and social distancing, but just getting on the phone to hear that other person’s voice is huge.”
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Passionate.
Best player I’ve played against: Westfield (Ind.) High defensive end Popeye Williams (2022 class).
Most interesting fact about myself: “I like to sing. I would say I’m good, but I don’t like to bust out and sing if I don’t have to.”
Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion.
Most controversial opinion: “I still think pterodactyls exist right now. Sometimes I just see stuff in the sky, and I swear by it that they look like pterodactyls.”
Dream job (other than the NFL): “Something to do with opening up my own business like a training facility. Or a motivational speaker. Not really motivational speaking, but like coaching into training.”
NFL player comparison: Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Quenton Nelson and San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams.
Freshman year expectations: “Make sure that I have great academics and make sure that I stay on my grades. Come in and contribute early. Soak up as much knowledge as I can from the older guys and (offensive line) coach (Jeff) Quinn. Work hard in the weight room, be a leader. I know I’m young, but contribute at a leadership level on and off the field. Giving my all every day. Leaving nothing in the tank every day.”
Favorite thing about football: “Other than teamwork and working together, I would say being able to impose your will on somebody. Hit somebody as hard as you want, and you can’t get in trouble. You can really hurt somebody, and it’s just a part of football. You can’t get in trouble. It’s insane, but it’s true. I think that’s cool. It sounds weird, but I think it’s kind of a cool thing.”
What’s your best sport other than football? Basketball and badminton.
Sports idol: “I don’t really have a sports idol, but somebody who I do watch a lot is (Washington Football Team defensive end) Chase Young.
Preferred social media: Instagram.
Favorite musician/band: Lil Baby and NBA YoungBoy.
Favorite TV show: “Drake & Josh.”
Favorite movie: “The Blind Side.”
Celebrity crush: Jilly Anais.
How many times have you watched Rudy? Two or three times.