The Oklahoman's Super 30: Checotah's Fisher is a different person on the football field

Derek Parker

CHECOTAH — Dontierre Fisher becomes a different person when he puts on his football helmet. 

The Checotah speedster, normally a quiet and soft-spoken individual, is able to let loose and be himself under the lights on Friday nights.

“His mindset of competing on the football field, it’s almost like when he puts on his helmet, he’s a different kid,” Checotah coach Zac Ross said. “Normally he’s pretty quiet. When he goes into the game another gear switches.”

Fisher’s ability to switch gears on Friday nights has helped him become one of the top players in the state, ranking No. 16 in The Oklahoman’s Super 30 series, which details the top players in the state’s 2022 recruiting class.

Even Fisher agreed with Ross’ sentiment.

“I feel like I can be me on the field,” he said.

A 5-foot-10, 188-pound running back, Fisher anchors the Checotah offense, using his exceptional speed to carve Class 3A defenses.

Despite speed being Fisher’s claim to fame, he certainly doesn’t lack the power aspect of running the football.

“I’d say he’s probably the best combination,” Ross said. “Because he’s a pretty physical runner. If he gets in the open, he’ll score. But he’s not afraid to run anybody over either.”

Dontierre Fisher

A consensus three-star recruit, Fisher currently holds five Division I offers, including offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Nebraska and North Texas.

Fisher said that his recruiting process is going well. He said he didn’t think he was very good at football his freshman year of high school, but that mindset changed whenever he started receiving college offers.

“I’m just trying to find something that feels like home,” Fisher said of what will ultimately lead to his future destination.

Ross said: “He’s a pretty humble kid, you wouldn’t be able to tell he has any Division I offers just talking to him. He does everything that you ask him to.”

Despite being an offensive anchor, Fisher will try his hand at defensive back in his senior year.

One thing is certain: Fisher will undoubtedly be one of the most impactful in the state.

“This is the most talented group I’ve ever had, and he’s definitely the biggest part of it,” Ross said. “For being in 3A, he’s a pretty special kid to have — you can go to practice, you can go to workouts, and you can just look at him and say ‘man, there’s something different about him.’”

The Oklahoman's 2022 Super 30

Name: Dontierre Fisher

School: Checotah

Super 30 ranking: No. 16

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 188 pounds

Position: Running back

Committed to: Offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Nebraska and North Texas

About the series

The Oklahoman’s Super 30 feature series will spotlight each high school football player on the Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2022 class. The series continues Monday with No. 16, Checotah's Dontierre Fisher. See No. 15 on the list in Tuesday’s editions of The Oklahoman.

Here are the last five players we’ve featured: 

No. 20: NuNu Campbell, DB, Tulsa Holland Hall

No. 19: Tabry Shettron, TE, Edmond Santa Fe

No. 18: Duncan Parham II, LB, Norman North

No. 17: Jake Clifton, LB, Owasso

No. 16: Dontierre Fisher, RB, Checotah