WESTMINSTER, Md.- Virginia Tech commit Holland Fisher has been impressive in multiple camp settings this spring. On Saturday at the Baltimore Nike Football Training Camp, he had perhaps his best showing, working out at linebacker and earning MVP honors at that position with his performance.
Holland Fisher was the linebacker MVP on Saturday at the Baltimore Nike Football Training Camp.
Fisher, who worked out at safety at the Charlotte Nike Football Training Camp last Sunday and earned an invite to "The Opening" (the nation's premier summer all-star camp- held July 5-8 on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore.), worked out at the position he projects to play in college, linebacker.
At least one of the Nike coaching staff felt like Fisher was the "perfect" fit for Virginia Tech's defensive scheme, given the 6-foot-1.5, 208-pounder's athleticism, frame and versatility.
"He can just rack up 100-plus tackles a year," the coach said.
Fisher is firmly committed to Virginia Tech.
Here are some other quick notes from the camp...
-Virginia Tech cornerback target Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) earned an invite to "The Opening" and made a case for five-star status by displaying his elite ability in coverage.
-Virginia Tech commit Cequan Jefferson (Richmond, Va./Henrico) has elite quickness and feet. It's easy to see why the Hokies coaching staff is so high on his ability. He has some academic work to take care of, but has a shot at making it in next year. Regardless of when he does make it, Jefferson has a chance to be an impact player in the secondary.
-Four-star running back Derrick Green, a Virginia Tech target, was invited to "The Opening" and was dominant at times. He spoke with us about his recruitment following the event and the Hokies are definitely a bigger factor.
-Class of 2014 top overall prospect Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va.) showed special quickness and hand movement during one-on-one drills. He earned an invite to "The Opening", which selects very few underclassmen. Virginia Tech has offered and he visited Blacksburg for the Hokies' spring game. Hand measured in at 6-foot-5, 239 pounds.
-Class of 2014 defensive tackle Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) was dominant against several talented offensive linemen. He was offered by Alabama this week. Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia and a host of other programs previously have offered. He measured in at 6-foot-3, 287 pounds.
-A third Class of 2014 defensive lineman from Virginia, Jayln Holmes (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor), impressed with his length and an outstanding swim move. He has to gain strength and bulk, but has an elite frame. Virginia Tech is in good shape here early.
-Class of 2014 safety Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) measured in at 6-foot-2, 196 pounds and was named defensive back MVP. He also earned an invite to "Gridiron Kings", an all-star 7-on-7 event in Florida this summer.
-Class of 2014 wide receiver Jamil Kamara (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) measured in at 6-foot-2, 187 pounds and is a bad mismatch for smaller defensive backs. The Hokies and Virginia appear to be the two strongest teams at this early stage.
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