October 5, 2011
Holt kicker getting a look by Spartans
One of the in-state players that the Spartans are still evaluating for the class of 2012 is kicker Evan Fischer of Holt High School. Fischer recently booted a 52-yard field goal and is considered by many the top prospect in Michigan. Find out more about him and his recruitment.
SpartanMag.com was able to speak with Fischer about his recruitment and got some details on the schools he is hearing from and his thought process.
As a junior Fischer made 14 of 15 field goals and 29 of 30 extra points. For his efforts he was named to the division 1-2 All-State team and ESPN named him a 3rd team All-American. This fall he is not only showing that same kicking accuracy, but he is also showing he has the leg strength to play ay the next level.
Last weekend Fischer connected on 4 field goals including a 52-yader in a 25-14 victory over East Lansing. It was the second time in his career Fischer has connected on a 52-yarder. Fischer now holds the state record for career field goals with 30.
SpartanMag.com asked Fischer what schools he is current hearing from.
"I am hearing from Michigan State, Purdue, Central Michigan, Saginaw Valley State and Grand Valley State. I am considering all of the schools that are interested in me at this point."
Michigan State's current kicker, Dan Conroy, is a junior this year. A kicker from the class of 2012 would be able to red-shirt at Michigan State and then have 4 years to compete for the starting position. We asked Fischer who he speaks with from Michigan State and if he has been able to check out any games this fall.
"Yes, I have been to games at Michigan State and I have been to Saginaw Valley State," Fischer said. "Coach Salem is the person I speak with from Michigan State."
Fischer is very familiar with the Spartans due to a variety of factors, one of which is the fact that his sister currently attends Michigan State. He is also aware that Dan Conroy came to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on and earned his scholarship by winning the starting spot.
Head Coach Mark Dantonio has consistently put walk-ons that have earned a significant playing role on scholarship. This fall alone he put Brad Sontag and Kyler Elsworth on scholarship.
"That is something I have given some though to. I plan on waiting to see what happens."
For the time being Fischer plans on continuing his assault on the state record book and helping Holt make a playoff run. The Rams have won 4 straight games after dropping their first tow and have a big game this weekend vs. Okemos (4-2).
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