2015 Parade All-America team released

by Jeff Fisher

Parade All-America TeamKyler Murray, who last night confirmed that he will stick with his verbal commitment to Texas A&M come National Signing Day on Wednesday, is Parade Magazine’s Player of the Year.  Murray and 55 others are being honored by Parade in a pre-release of its All-America Team that will be published Sunday. Continue Reading →

The Land of Enchantment, but not QB recruits?

by Jeff Fisher

During our 35-day Sea to Shining Sea road trip, we spent a significant amount of time driving through and staying-in New Mexico.  In fact, we loved Santa Fe so much that we actually stayed there a couple of days heading east and a couple of days heading during the Thanksgiving holiday.  Trisha Hoffman and I know that we’ll be heading back for an extended visit someday soon.

It’s a beautiful state in ways that words sometimes can’t describe.  When it comes to high school football, evidently college recruiters are finding it hard to quantify its beauty.  According to a story I read on Bleacher Report about Rio Rancho quarterback Easton Bruere.  The 6-3, 200 senior led his school to a perfect 13-0 season and a New Mexico Class 6A title with over 4,500 yards passing and 49 touchdowns with only six interceptions, but as of now, he hasn’t received one scholarship offer. Continue Reading →

High School Football America radio show – January 29, 2015

On this edition of High School Football America, host Jeff Fisher talks with recently retired Oceanside High School (California)head coach John Carroll about his 26 years years leading the Pirates.

Also on the show, Fisher talks with Lubbock High School (Texas)head coach Jason Strunk, who also writes the High School Football America blog called The Turnaround.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Contenders in High School

by Jeff Fisher

Pro Football Hall of FameSince we’ll find-out Saturday, the newest members heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, we thought it would be fun to look back at the high school football careers of the 18 finalists in alphabetical order.

Morten Andersen only played one year of high school football after leaving his native Denmark to be a foreign exchange student at Ben Davis High School in Indiana.  While I couldn’t find any true high school stats on the NFL’s all-time points leader, one published interview with the left-footed kicker talked about his ability to kick a couple of 50 yard field goals during his tryout.  Andersen and his teammates finished 11-1 that year, losing in the state championship game. Continue Reading →