Defensive end prospect Joey Fisher decommits from Maryland

Defensive end prospect Joey Fisher of Clear Spring decommitted from Maryland on Friday.

"Due to staff changes I will be decommitting from The University of Maryland, and will be reopening my recruitment," Fisher wrote on Twitter.


Fisher's primary recruiter was Chad Wilt, who served as defensive line coach for the past two years and was not retained by coach DJ Durkin. Mike London was hired as defensive line coach and associate head coach in December.

"I love the man," Fisher said of Wilt in December. "Every time we talk on the phone, our bond together just gets stronger. What really made a bond between me and him was trust and being up front. He's the type of guy that tells you how it is and how it's going to be. I like that in a coach."

The 6-foot-5, 248-pound Fisher was a three-star prospect according to the composite rating who committed to Maryland in April.

After former coach Randy Edsall was fired in October, Fisher was steadfast in his commitment to Maryland, which was his lone scholarship offer, according to and Fisher was born in Prince George's County before his family moved to Washington County when he was younger.

"I haven't looked anywhere else," Fisher said in December. "Maryland, it's my hometown. It's my first choice. I love the school, love the facilities, love the staff. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

Fisher is Maryland's latest decommitment following Texas wide receiver Evan Fairs, South Carroll defensive back Silas Kelly, New Jersey defensive back Tyrone Hill and Washington, D.C. defensive back Parnell Motley.