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Top 2022 OL Fisher Anderson Sees Differences At Notre Dame

November 17, 2019
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After making the trip up to Notre Dame for a camp this summer, Fisher Anderson‍ was back in South Bend this weekend and the 2022 Tennessee offensive lineman again got to see what makes Notre Dame different.

“It went pretty well,” Anderson told Irish Sports Daily afterward. “It was a fun game to watch. They were very hospitable, and they treated us very well.

“We saw the new facility, which is only a couple months old, so that was pretty cool. Then, they had some really good food for the recruits. They lady who was with us was named Kristi. She toured us around campus. We got to see the church and where the dorms are relative to the stadium. That was pretty interesting. Before the game, we got to see in the stadium. Then, we went down to the area before the game where we got signed in.”

The 6-foot-6, 277-pound sophomore already has offers from schools like Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina.

When he was in South Bend over the summer, he got a sense of the buildings on campus from the outside, but this time saw more inside.

“I thought it was very old-fashioned in how the buildings were,” he said of his initial trip. “They didn’t tear down any old buildings, they just kept their traditional buildings because that’s what they are. They’re a very traditional school and they like that tradition.

“But this time around, I got to see how they were building new things and even though they have really old buildings with a very traditional look, the insides can still be pretty new, which was cool. It had a modern feel inside with an older, traditional building outside.”

He also noticed a difference in the atmosphere inside Notre Dame for the Irish’s 52-20 win over Navy.

“I liked the atmosphere, it definitely wasn’t bad, but coming from an SEC area, where I go to mainly SEC games, this atmosphere was interesting,” he said. “The crowd was different. It’s a population that just wants to watch a football game and doesn’t care about listening to rap music in between plays and stuff. They were more focused on the game.

“It seemed more of a traditional feeling. They didn’t have the flashing lights and all of the bells and whistles that other stadiums have, but they still cheer for their team and get loud, the same old stuff.”

Anderson said it wasn’t bad different or good different, “just different different.”

“It’s not something that would be discouraging and it’s not something that would draw somebody in,” he continued. “It’s just different, a cool different.”

While on campus, the Franklin High School standout spoke with Irish offensive line coach Jeff Quinn.

“We kind of just talked about getting back up here soon, hopefully or for camp maybe,” Anderson said.

“That’s what I’m planning on doing, but I don’t have anything in mind at all right now. But when I’m planning for next year or the next two years, a trip of any kind up here is probably necessary.”

Anderson does have plans to visit Virginia for its game against Virginia Tech next weekend and Duke for its game against Miami after that.

 
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