While Fletcher had a more than adequate test score of 20 on the ACT, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver says that he "played around" in the classroom and was forced, as a result, to take the JUCO route out of high school.
That detour, however, was likely a blessing in disguise, as Fletcher has thrived at Santa Monica College in California.
"I like it a lot out here," said Fletcher, who led his team in all-purpose yardage (1,091) and scoring (nine TDs) last season. "I was named Offensive MVP and Overall MVP of our team and I was honorable-mention All-Pacific Conference as an all-purpose player."
Last season, Fletcher caught 41 passes for 495 yards with eight TDs, to go along with 520 kickoff return yards (with a TD) and 62 punt return yards.
While those accolades are indeed impressive, Fletcher is perhaps most pleased with an off-the-field honor.
"I was named Student-Athlete of the Year at Santa Monica," he said, "and that's a big deal to me. My mom was really proud."
"I like the way SMU spreads the field vertically and horizontally. They put up big numbers and make their system work. I think that I could help them. I've followed June Jones since he was at Hawaii and I watched him bring that program up with Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan. I remember watching SMU last year and I was impressed with their receiver, Emmanuel Sanders. I'd love to play in that run & shoot system."
Fletcher has already met the academic requirements to move on to a four-year school. However, he says that he'll likely play one more year at Santa Monica and then decide where to continue his career.