The 2018 class has been done for months now. Signing day was back in February, when all the classes are supposed to be finalized, and all the recruits are signed to their schools. Kansas State apparently didn’t get the memo, as today, they picked up a 2018 commitment from Tyler C.C. linebacker Cody Fletcher, more than four months after signing day.
BREAKING: The K-State Wildcats have landed Cody Fletcher.
Tyler College linebacker will be a member of the 2018 class and signed with the program today. (3×3 player)
6'1", 220 lb. defender was named 2nd-Team All-SWJCFC last fall after leading the Apaches with 104 total tackles. pic.twitter.com/r2zw6QuI7B
— Ryan Wallace (@GPCwallace) June 17, 2018
THE FLETCHER FILE
Fletcher is the 23rd member of Kansas State’s 2018 class, and the second linebacker, along with another Juco product, Rahsaan York. His commitment doesn’t change Kansas State’s rankings, they still sit at 71st nationally, and ninth in the Big 12. This commitment is an important one however. Kansas State needs help at linebacker this year, and Fletcher will likely be an immediate contributor.
Fletcher picked Kansas State over Old Dominion, Texas Southern and Texas State. He was really only known regionally, as he came out of Henrietta, TX and played Juco ball in Tyler, TX. It’s a testament to Kansas State’s staff that they can find a kid like this, and it’s not too difficult to see why they want him. He was extremely productive last season, notching 104 tackles, 8.5 of which were for a loss.
He’s not particularly great in coverage, but that isn’t what Kansas State wants him for. Fletcher will serve as a tackle machine at middle linebacker, and that’s all they need. He’s aggressive, strong, and a hard hitter, meaning that he’ll serve well as a run stuffer and potentially as a pass rusher. This is a Bill Snyder special, and at this point, we know better than to doubt that. Fletcher has three years to play at Kansas State, and will probably play all three.