MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With West Virginia coaches in hot pursuit of three graduate transfers to bolster next season’s defense, one of their top targets sent an enthusiastic message late Friday night.
Cornerback Denzel Fisher, a 6-foot-1 senior who appeared in 23 games over three seasons at UCLA, tweeted that he received an offer from the Mountaineers:
— Denzel Fisher (@GloFissh) March 31, 2018
Expected to visit Morgantown between now and next Saturday’s spring game, Fisher could bolster a wide-open cornerback competition.
Hakeem Bailey made two starts in 2017 before spending the rest of the season as a backup, and Derrek Pitts is converting to corner after spending his freshman year as a reserve safety. Junior college signee Keith Washington has arrived with vigor this spring and figures to be in the rotation, but Jake Long and Sean Mahone primarily were special-teamers as redshirt freshmen.
Fisher signed with the Bruins in 2014 as a Rivals three-star prospect out of Centennial High in Compton, Calif. That year’s 39th-rated cornerback nationally, he also held offers from USC, Utah, Oregon State, Washington State, Houston and San Diego State.
Entering the fall of 2017, Fisher was vying for a starting spot until five-star freshman Darnay Holmes won the job. He has 30 tackles and four pass breakups in his UCLA career.