Once the focal point of the top 2016 recruiting class in the Mountain West, former UNLV commit Jaylen Fisher officially announced on Wednesday his intention to transfer to TCU, via a post on his Twitter account.
The news comes as no surprise to many who understood the close relationship between former Rebels' assistant coach Ryan Miller and Fisher, and the crucial role that their bond played in originally getting the Tennessee native to come to Vegas. Miller's decision to leave UNLV to join Jamie Dixon's new staff at TCU, combined with the swirling chaos surrounding the Rebels program at the moment, seemed to be two key factors in Fisher changing his commitment.
A 6' 2" guard, Fisher is heralded as one of the top "college ready" point guards in the 2016 class, who decided on the Horned Frogs over a lengthy list of potential suitors. Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Seton Hall and UCONN, were just some of the schools who reached out to Fisher after his re-opened his recruitment but TCU always remained a strong frontrunner.
In addition to the sour taste left by a top talent like Fisher leaving the Rebels program, the insult to injury could be magnified when Fisher and TCU visit the Thomas & Mack Center this upcoming season to square off with UNLV in the Global Sports Classic. The Horned Frogs are expected to be a potential surprise team in the Big 12 while the Rebels are slowly filling out a roster, completely depleted by a myriad of off-season transfers.