Familiar Coverage

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 28, 2007


Cornerback Donnie Fletcher took his official visit to Boston College on Sept. 22. The Eagles are recruiting him the hardest. "I like that it's a small campus and just a very comfortable place," Fletcher said. "It's a great college town. I also like the coaches at Boston College too. They remind me of my high school coaches and we actually run the same coverages they do. The game atmosphere..."

Donnie Fletcher, the 6-foot, 170-pound three-star cornerback from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, says he has at least 30 scholarship offers but denies a leader.

Fletcher, ranked the No. 42 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, took an official visit to Boston College on Sept. 22 and says the Eagles are recruiting him the hardest. "I like that it's a small campus and just a very comfortable place," Fletcher said. "It's a great college town.

"I also like the coaches at Boston College too. They remind me of my high school coaches and we actually run the same coverages they do. The game atmosphere there is great and I could really see myself playing there. The stadium was packed and that was just for the Army game."

This coming weekend (Sept. 29) Fletcher is visiting Iowa and says the Hawkeyes are also recruiting hard. "I like the opportunity to play early there," he said. "I like the defense they run and I know a few people who went there and they really loved it. I hear nothing but great things about them."

Fletcher says he also plans to visit Nebraska in October, but doesn't have a date set yet. "I like the tradition and history there," he said. "The Big 12 has a lot of good competition. I know that Nebraska isn't doing too well right now, but they've got a really good recruiting class coming in and they should be improving."

Although Fletcher continues to deny a favorite, he says his top four are Boston College, Iowa, Nebraska and West Virginia. "West Virginia has like three senior cornerbacks and they'll be needing help," he said. "They have a great defense and offense and are now a top team.

"I'm trying to graduate early and I'd like to make a decision in December," Fletcher said. "I'll visit Nebraska in October and will hopefully be able to visit West Virginia before I decide. The main things for me are academics, coaches, the opportunity to play and the campus environment."

Glenville High School is currently 3-2 and Fletcher has 32 tackles, two fumbles caused and two fumbles recovered. He benches 260 pounds, squats 270 pounds and has a 30-inch vertical jump.

"I have great footwork and technique," he said. "I'm very aggressive, but want to work on my open field blocking and hips."

He reports a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the ACT on Oct. 6.



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