Recruiting picks up for Fletcher

Hartnell DE Kapil Fletcher (6-4, 255) took a trip to Kansas this past weekend and told he had a very good time. So, when does he plan to make his decision? Read on to find out...

"It was a good trip," Fletcher told as he waited in Denver for his connecting flight. "I had a really good time out there. Their staff was cool and I liked the program and the facilities.

"The coaches there have been recruiting me pretty hard and they offered recently. They said they wanted to bring me out and just get to know me better and see me in person. They said they liked what I can do on the field off the edge."

In addition to his offer from and trip to see Kansas, Fletcher also has taken a visit to Western Kentucky (December 6th) and he has an offer from the Hilltoppers as well offers from Colorado, Georgia State, New Mexico State and West Texas A&M.

"I am trying to confirm my trip to Georgia State right now. I was thinking of coming up there this coming weekend (January 24th), but school starts this week and I want to focus on that, so I might have to rearrange that. I'm not really sure," Fletcher noted.

As far as when he plans to make a decision, Fletcher knows exactly when he wants to commit to a school.

"It'll be on Signing Day (February 5th) or the day before," Fletcher said. "I am getting a good feel for what I want to do, but I just need to be sure about things, so I want to take at least one more visit and then see where things stand."

As a two-year starter at Hartnell, Fletcher has been a real nuisance for opposing offenses as he's posted nearly 80 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles-for-loss the past two years combined.

"I can pass-rush all day long and that's what I love to do, but when you play ball, you have to read things and as the season went along I started to figure things out and I really improved a lot," Fletcher told back in the summer. "I learned how to read blocks and figure out when it was a run or when it was a pass, so that helped me out a lot and that allowed me to help my team a lot."

Fletcher has only played three years of football, so his upside is huge and that is why a lot of schools are trying to get him into the fold.

He is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two starting this coming fall.

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