Fletcher Is Adding Offers

The Notre Dame staff has been on the road evaluating prospects since the end of spring practice. Corwin Brown had a chance to see Donnie Fletcher of Glenville High School (Cleveland, Ohio) while he was out. The Irish staff will get another chance to see the cornerback when he is in town for the Notre Dame football camp.

Donnie Fletcher (6-foot-0, 170 pounds) isn't a stranger to Notre Dame. The cornerback made the trip from Cleveland to South Bend for a junior day earlier in the year. He'll make a return trip in just over a week for the Notre Dame football camp.

"I'm still planning on coming down to their one-day camp on June 2," Fletcher responded when asked about his interest in Notre Dame. "I'll text them in the next couple days just to make sure everything is all right and that they know that I'm still coming. I really don't know where I stand with Notre Dame, which is why I want to get in touch with coach Brown.

"I saw coach Brown at the Penn State Nike camp. I didn't get a chance to talk to him, but afterward I texted him. He said that they were going to have a meeting on their recruiting at some point. I know that they've been on the road, but they should have it some time soon."

Fletcher has competed at several combines and colleges have taken notice of his talent.

"I'm pretty excited about everything," Fletcher said. "I've been working hard and it's starting to pay off. I have around 14 scholarship offers now. Boston College, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota are my latest.

"The Pittsburgh Scout combine went real good. I worked out at cornerback. I probably could have done better, but overall I did pretty good. At the Nike camp at State College I did really good. I think that I was one of the top corners there, if not the top corner. There were some others that were pretty good, but I think I did really well. All of this has really helped get my name out there.

"I can't really talk to the coaches, but I've been getting a lot of text messages," Fletcher said. "I'm also hearing from Michigan Sate, Oklahoma State, Colorado and North Carolina State."

Shortly after Donnie returns home from the Notre Dame one-day camp, he'll hit the road with his teammates and his head coach.

"I'll go on coach Ginn's bus tour on June 7," Fletcher explained. "I don't think we go to Notre Dame, which is why I'm going there June 2. I don't know all the schools that we're going to go to, so I'll have to decide on whether I'll go on more trips after we get back.

"I went on the bus tour last year. When we stop at the different schools and go to the different one-day camps. You can never learn too much, and you pick up a lot of things at the different camps. You definitely get better, and we build team chemistry. We get stadium tours and all that stuff while we're there and then we go straight to the next school. It lasts 12 days.

"I'll look to narrow things down sometime after we get back from coach Ginn's bus tour. Then I want to make a decision by the start of my season, because I want to be able to focus on my senior year. "

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