Eagles in Sight

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 19, 2007


"I'm graduating in December and I'll be starting college in January, so I want to make my decision soon," Donnie Fletcher said. "I really like that Boston College plays in the ACC and I like my chances of playing early there," he said. "They also have really good academics and offer a great degree. They've had a really good year considering they've had a new first year coach..."

Donnie Fletcher, the 6-foot, 170-pound three-star cornerback from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, says he plans to make his decision soon. "I'm graduating in December and I'll be starting college in January, so I want to make my decision soon," Fletcher said.

"Right now my top choice is still Boston College," he admitted. "There's probably an 80 percent chance I'll choose them. I've talked to the coaches there and they know I really like them and that I'm getting close to making a final decision."

He visited the Eagles on Sept. 21 and says they now lead solidly over Iowa and West Virginia, with Nebraska dropping off. All have offered.

"I really like that Boston College plays in the ACC and I like my chances of playing early there," he said. "They also have really good academics and offer a great degree.

"They've had a really good year considering they've had a new first year coach (Jeff Jagodzinski)," he said. "I like coach Jags a lot and his whole staff is great. They all seem really cool and they have a great relationship with their players."

His only other official visit was to Iowa on Sept. 29. "I'm not planning on taking any other trips. I'm done.

"But I really liked my trip to Iowa," he admitted. "I love the game day atmosphere. They were tailgating really early and there was a line of cars tailgating like a mile down the road. It's just a great football atmosphere."

Fletcher considered taking an official visit to Nebraska as well this month, but decided against it. "They've really struggled this year," he said. "Plus they may be losing their coaches and that's been a turn off for me. You never want to go to a school where the coaches who recruited you get fired. That makes it difficult with the new coaches because they don't know you and they may not have even recruited you. I just not sure what's going to happen there."

Despite Fletcher's numerous scholarship offers, one team that never offered were the in-state Buckeyes. "I still hear from them, but they never offered," he said. "Even if they offered now I don’t think it would make a difference."

Fletcher, ranked as the No. 42 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, finished his senior season with around 65 tackles with Glenville High School going 11-3.

He reports a 3.0 core GPA and says he still hasn't gotten the results of his Oct 27 ACT.



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