Jake Fisher did not commit to Oregon

Submitted by umhero on January 30th, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I realize that not really news but I stumbled on the "Duck Territory" message board and their "insider" says:

"Jake Fisher update. he has not committed to Oregon. We're hoping to get more news from him soon. Stay tuned."

The posters seem pretty confident though.  Their logic is you don't visit on the last weekend if you're not serious and even though it rained most of the weekend it's better than the snow in Michigan.



January 30th, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

Not surprising. Tom had told us beforehand that he planned on keeping things quiet until NSD.

As for the last weekend visit, it can mean something but he only had 3 weekends to take the 3 visits he wanted so he was inevitably going to have a visit this weekend anyway.

No one seems to have a bead on him. My gut is that he stays with us but that isn't based on much right now. Academics, Location, Familiarity with the school all play in to our favour though.

The Barwis Effect

January 30th, 2011 at 11:35 PM ^

"In American English when you focus narrowly on something or define it carefully you “get a bead” or “draw a bead” on it. In this expression the term “bead” comes from the former name for the little metal bump on the end of a gun barrel which helped the shooter aim precisely at a target. “Beat” is often mistakenly substituted for “bead” by people who imagine that the expression has something to do with matching the timing of the person or activity being observed, catching up with it."



January 30th, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

If your last weekend is in Ann Arbor, it does mean you will likely sign with that last team.  If it's not Ann Arbor, this theory does not apply.

I think it's Oregon vs. Michigan for Jake.  55/45 Oregon.


January 31st, 2011 at 12:07 AM ^

The only time I was ever in Eugene, I was offered drugs more times in two and a half days than I have ever been offered drugs in my whole life, combined, and that includes seven years in Ann Arbor.  One of the first things I did was ask around for a basketball court.  These girls directed me to specific part of a park.  I get there, there are a bunch of picnic tables, no basketball court, and these two dudes are like "you here to buy bud?"  No matter what you asked someone, or said to someone, I got the feeling they always thought you were asking about, talking about, or making sly references to drugs. 


January 30th, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

The fact that Fisher's parents didn't join him in Eugene is very telling to me. It seems like they have been very instrumental in the process for him, so I'd guess this was more of a "leisure" visit.


January 30th, 2011 at 11:13 PM ^

Just excited about this and wanted to post it somewhere! After graduating in May I am moving to Anchorage and could not be more excited! Also there is a group of alum up there that get together for all the FB games, it is going to be sweet. Go Blue!


January 30th, 2011 at 11:32 PM ^

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"UM has a great education [sic] but the campus is not the best."

"East Lansing has one of those classic American campuses."


I cannot explain how I long how badly I wish technology will instantly evolve allowing me the capability to reach through the internet, and strangle that poster.


January 31st, 2011 at 6:02 AM ^

Agreed.  He notes that UM is the better academic school.  As far as the campuses go, UM is an urban campus, dropped in the middle of the city, while MSU is a more traditional landscaped, sprawling campus that one usually thinks of when they imagine a college.


To each his own, but I totally agree with his assessment.


January 31st, 2011 at 1:17 PM ^

  "Urban" to me suggests a school like Wayne State.  Michigan is a school well-integrated into its surrounding town - much like UVa, UNC, Harvard, Princeton, Berkeley, Indiana, and many others.  

I don't agree that MSU represents the prototypical campus.  At least, not the prototypical campus of a school founded before the 20th century.  MSU was a tiny agricultural school until the 1920s and its development, sprawling away from the town, reflects 20th-century thinking.  (North Campus does as well.)