Leader Emerges

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Oct 31, 2007


Donnie Fletcher, Scout.com's No. 42 cornerback nationwide, said he now favors Boston College slightly over Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and West Virginia. All of his favorites have offered, except Ohio State. "Ohio State hasn't offered yet, but they were at my game last week," Fletcher said. "I know they said they want to evaluate me some more this season..."

Donnie Fletcher, the 6-foot, 170-pound three-star cornerback from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, has taken official visits to Boston College (Sept. 21) and Iowa (Sept. 29) and is planning to visit Nebraska in either late November or December.

"I don't have the exact date for Nebraska yet," Fletcher said. "It's gonna be after the season. I like the opportunity to play early at Nebraska. The coaches seem to really like me and I know they need cornerbacks so I think I could help out. They are a great program, so it's too bad they've been struggling so much this season, but I'm not too worried about it."

Fletcher, ranked as the No. 42 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, said he now has a leader. He favors Boston College slightly over Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and West Virginia. All of his favorites have offered, except Ohio State. "Ohio State hasn't offered yet, but they were at my game last week. I know they said they want to evaluate me some more this season.

"I just really like the campus at Ohio State," he said. "It's like my hometown and they have great tradition. This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for them and now they've worked their way to number one."

He says the Eagles are recruiting him the hardest. "They've been recruiting me hard all year and I have a great relationship with all their coaches too," he said. "Boston College is having a great year. But you never know what's gonna happen next year after they lose some of their star players. That's why I'm not too worried about what's going on at Nebraska. Every schools has ups and downs.

"I really like Boston the city and how there's a lot to do there," he said. "I feel really comfortable there and just really love the campus."

Fletcher says he also really enjoyed his Iowa visit (Sept. 29). "I had a good time there," he said. "I know a few guys on the team already, so I'm really comfortable there. I also get along great with all the coaches."

In 10 games (8-2), Fletcher has 50 tackles, three fumble recoveries and one interception.

He reports a 3.0 core GPA and took the ACT on Oct. 27. Fletcher says he plans to graduate early and will be making a decision in December.



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