Fernandez has only been running 1.5 months, and I recall from a the interview after Regionals he said hes nowhere near peaking. Given his rapid ability to get into shape, any chance this guy is an outside threat for the Olympic team? With Webb, Wheating and Leer down on their luck and Lagat, Lomong, and Andrews looking at other events, it seems it's wide open at this point.
It's also awesome to hear that he IS going Pro. While I'm not a huge fan of the AlSal camp, GET THIS BOY THERE. He's done the blue collar thing, lets get him the best trainers and access to Alter G and Underwater Treadmills please!