For the second weekend in a row, West Virginia has landed a graduate transfer from a Pac-12 football program. Former UCLA cornerback Denzel Fisher announced earlier today that he was committing to the Mountaineers. Fisher, who is eligible for the upcoming season, will have one year left to play as a redshirt senior.
— Denzel Fisher (@GloFissh) April 7, 2018
The defensive back from UCLA was a three star recruit coming out of high school. After redshirting his freshman season, he participated in 23 games from 2015-2017. In his time with the Bruins, Fisher made 30 tackles and had four pass breakups at cornerback.
With the loss of standouts like Kyzir White and backups who transferred out of the program, the West Virginia secondary is need of added depth. Before Fisher’s announcement, there were only four scholarship cornerbacks on the roster for offensive coordinator Tony Gibson to work with.
Fisher will bring a veteran presence to the Mountaineer secondary, where he will be contending for a starting spot. With spring practices winding down for West Virginia, however, he’ll have to wait until fall to really make an impression on the coaching staff.