Smoky Mountain senior Chase Fisher said that he has accepted a walk-on opportunity with the Western Carolina University football team.
Fisher is a 6-foot-2, 214-pound quarterback/linebacker.
He passed for 692 yards and two touchdowns with seven interceptions last fall for the Mustangs (5-7). He averaged 2.2 tackles per game.
Fisher has bulked up considerably in the past nine months. He was about 180 pounds on the first official day of practice in August.
“I contacted (Catamounts coach Mark Speir). I like coach Speir and I’m always hanging out with Zeb (Speir’s son and a former Mustangs teammate),” Fisher said.
“I really wanted to play for Western Carolina. They have really good athletes not only on the field, but off of it, too. This is a good feeling. It takes away a lot of stress. It’s always been my dream to play Division I football.”