Former UNLV Commit Jaylen Fisher Commits to Jamie Dixon, TCU Horned Frogs

Jaylen Fisher, who is the top-rated recruit from the state of Tennessee in the Class of 2016, committed to TCU on Wednesday after de-committing from UNLV a week prior. (Source: 247 Sports)
Jaylen Fisher, who is the 2nd-ranked recruit from the state of Tennessee in the Class of 2016, committed to TCU on Wednesday after de-committing from UNLV a week prior. (Source: 247 Sports)

2016 point guard Jaylen Fisher is the 8th-ranked point guard in the Class of 2016, and is the 2nd-ranked recruit from the state of Tennessee. He was a highly-coveted recruit before he ultimately committed to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.

With Fisher in the mix, the Rebels had a top-tier point guard who could step in and contribute from the outset.

Then, the coaching change fiasco hit, and Fisher was starting to reconsider his options.

Chris Beard was signed at the Rebels’ latest head coach, then left just two weeks later when a head coaching position opened up with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Beard was an assistant there with the Red Raiders under the great Bobby Knight.

Marvin Menzies left his post with the New Mexico State Aggies for the Rebels, but Fisher wasn’t impressed. He re-opened his recruitment a week ago, looking for his new home in the NCAA.

On Wednesday, Fisher announced where he was heading after a week of recruitment.

After receiving more than 20 new offers after re-opening his recruitment, Fisher has committed to Jamie Dixon and the TCU Horned Frogs. The commitment is a big one for the Horned Frogs, and could be a program-changing addition in the coming years.

Fisher is a 6’2” point guard from Bolton, Tennessee who will bring some size to the back court at TCU.

He possesses strong ball handling skills, and excels when going to his right and driving the lane. He can finish at the rim with good touch and control of his body. Fisher is a true point guard who can push the ball up the court and has the court vision to find open teammates for good looks at the basket.

If he can add some strength and become a more well-rounded point guard, he can become a household name in the Big 12 and the NCAA as a whole.

– T.B.