Ohio’s Talon Fisher is one of the most dominant athletes in the class of 2024. A star player on both sides of the ball, Fisher uses every bit of his 6’1 170lb frame to make impact plays all over the field. Fisher was the star quarterback and outside linebacker for the Hamilton Little Blue Bulldogs 12U in 2017. Fisher led Hamilton to the 12U Super Bowl in the Greater Miami Conference football league. In addition to leading his team to the GMC Super Bowl, Fisher won the Future Stars Game MVP for Team Ohio in 2017 and 2018 in the two victories over Team Michigan. Fisher was selected number one overall in the upcoming 2018 Midwest All-American Bowl in Lansing, Michigan.
Fisher is an absolute force on the defensive side of the ball. He’s able to split double teams with ease and blow up plays in the backfield. His size and speed dominates blockers every rep. Fisher delivered a booming hit on a running back at the half yard line last fall knocking him backwards to prevent a touchdown. Another standout defensive play saw Fisher splitting a triple team and taking the ball carrier down in the backfield for a huge loss.
Offensively he’s one of the best weapons in the state of Ohio. Lined up mainly at the quarterback position, Fisher’s speed, vision, and athleticism carries his team down the field. Fisher ran the option to perfection with Hamilton last year. His physicality is all on full display on both sides of the ball as he does not shy away from contact.
Fisher scored the only touchdown of the game in the GMC Super Bowl win over Princeton 6-0. “We got in our jumbo package for that final drive and ran it 80 yards down the field. I kept the ball on a speed option and dove into the end zone for six”, said Fisher. “We had the defense off balance, they weren’t ready. I faked it to the running back and ran through a guy into the end zone. I’ll never for that play”, he added. Hamilton 12U finished the season undefeated at 13-0.
In the off season, Fisher participated in the Future Stars Game Ohio vs Michigan for the second consecutive year. In the 2017 Future Stars Game, Fisher blocked two punts and recorded three sacks as an outside linebacker for Team Ohio. In 2018, Fisher stood out offensively by running for a touchdown, throwing for a touchdown, and combining for over 150 yards in the Future Stars win vs Michigan. Both years Fisher won Future Stars Game MVP. “I love the FSG process because it’s awesome to meet new people and learn new plays. It’s an interesting experience; I don’t always get recognized so to win MVP was awesome”, he added. “I was able to throw a touchdown pass so that was really cool. I don’t usually get a chance to throw the ball a lot, so it was fun”, Fisher explained cheerfully.
Fisher is the son of Coach Jonathan Fisher, the special team’s coordinator and defensive line coach at perennial power Colerain High School in Cincinnati. Talon Fisher is currently conditioning and weight lifting with Colerain HS during summer workouts. The improving 2024 standout has the talent, size, and football IQ needed to transition into a star at the next level. Fisher will play football for Colerain Middle School next season.
~By Cody Butler