More depth at QB

One thing I’ve heard from a few fans regarding USU football is concern over depth at quarterback.

Diondre Borel is back as the starter, but there’s no other experience behind center.

New USU coach Gary Andersen signed a pair of high school quarterbacks but those players will probably need a year or two to get a firm grasp of what playing Division I football is like.

Exavier Johnson redshirted last season and worked with the scout team as did Robert Fuller. Other than walk-on Adam Eastman and incoming freshman Kane Wilson there is not much for the Aggies to rely on if something were to happen to Borel.

That’s where the new guy, Jeff Fischer, comes in.

“We want to get the best players that we can in here and signing Jeff solidifies our depth and will create competition at quarterback,” Andersen said. “Diondre Borel is our starter as of now, but Jeff will come in here and battle for a spot at the top of the depth chart. He brings veteran experience along with a winning mentality. He has two years of playing and starting experience.”

Fischer passed for 2,063 yards with 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions for Cerritos Junior College last year. He was named second team all conference.

“He is very talented and well deserving of all of his honors. His touchdown to interception ratio of 23 to four is off the charts,” Andersen said. “We’re excited to sign a player of his caliber and have him join our team this summer and prepare for fall camp.”

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