Douglas High standout receiver Dusty Fisher terrorized opposing defenses last season to the tune of 65 catches, 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns — all school records by far.
Next, he’ll test out his skills in one of the nation’s top college football programs.
Fisher will walk on as a receiver at Boise State next year. The only question is when that will to be.
“It’s kind of a fluid situation,” Fisher said. “They were pretty full at the receiver position for this fall, but they were still waiting to hear from a couple of guys that might fall through.
“If that happens, then I join the team in the fall. If not, then I’ll join them for offseason activities in January. Either way, I have an academic scholarship and I’m definitely going there for school.”
Fisher, who is 6-2, 180 pounds and can run a 4.48-second 40-yard dash, had a breakout senior season starting with the monster season-opener against Reno when he piled up 317 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
He wrapped up his two-year varsity career with a school record 20 touchdown catches to go with 101 catches and 1,719 yards. He garnered all-state, all-region and all-league honors for his efforts and also enjoyed an all-region senior baseball season.
“There was a point toward the end of football season where I wasn’t really considering playing in college,” Fisher said. “It was going to be my last year playing football and I was fine with that. A month or two later, I started realizing what I was giving up, so I looked around to see what was available. I didn’t want to be in a situation years down the road where I was wondering what might have been.”
He came away with a preferred walk-on invite from Nevada and a visit to Boise State.
“I got to see the facilities up there and really liked what I saw,” he said. “I was excited just for the opportunity to even walk on. Even for that, you have to be invited. So even just with that, that was pretty cool. If I put in the work and do my best, that’s all I can ask for.”
Fisher is spending the summer working construction and training with his brother, Davey, who just wrapped up a decorated track 7 field career at Pacific Lutheran.
“He’s got some athletic training credentials and he’s been helping me out a lot,” Fisher said. “I’m just trying to put some weight on and get stronger and faster before the year starts. It’s working out well so far.”
He said he was going to start college by majoring in business and see where it went from there.
“It’s kind of a broad major in terms of the directions you can go with it,” Fisher said. “I’m keeping an open mind going in because I don’t want to close any doors just yet. I figure after a year or two, I’ll have a good idea of what I really want to do.”