Holland Fisher will attend Fork Union Military Academy this fall after failing to qualify academically, according to a report by HokieHaven.com, Virginia Tech’s Rivals affiliate. The report said he remains committed to the Hokies.
Fisher was one of the highest-ranked players in the Hokies’ 2013 signing class, the No. 36 player nationally by 247 Sports and No. 83 by Rivals.
The Hokies held off a late recruiting push by Alabama to sign the 6-foot-1, 196-pound safety, who was selected for the UnderArmour All-America Game last year after finishing with 72 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, five sacks and five forced fumbles for Manchester High.
By going to prep school, Fisher will have to re-sign with Virginia Tech next February if he still intends on coming to Blacksburg. He’ll be a recruitable athlete at FUMA.
The Hokies went through the same thing last year with running back Drew Harris, although continued problems with his transcript led him to enroll in a junior college in Brooklyn this summer. It remains unclear if Harris will qualify for 2013 or come to Virginia Tech, which traditionally has not accepted junior college transfers.