“I’m choosing Rutgers because I feel like coach Schiano and his plan to use me and the plan for the team overall is going to take them into the top ten in the country,” Fletcher said. “I feel like Rutgers is really going to be on top in the next few years and they can get me to where I want to go.
“I loved every single part of what I heard about my role from coach Panagos,” he said. “I loved 110-percent of what he was talking about. With me, they want to match me up one-on-one on every single snap. I love all that.
“Coach Fran is the realest coach and recruiter that I’ve ever spoken with,” said Fletcher. “He’s definitely all business.
“I’m seeing other people go there so I might as well make the move too,” he said. “It’s not what made make the move 100-percent but it played a part.
“I feel like fans and other players should have all the confidence in the world in Rutgers,” Fletcher said. “Nothing has proven that coach Schiano’s plan isn’t working.”
Greg Schiano and his staff are building a formidable program. Fletcher is just another major piece to the puzzle for the Rutgers defense. He is a very athletic edge defender that can put his hand in the ground or stand up to play in space. Fletcher’s speed, quickness, and balance coming off the edge will give offensive linemen serious problems and his versatility will make life very difficult for offensive coordinators. It’s hard to overstate the job that Rutgers is doing on the recruiting trail right now and Fran Brown, the Rutgers secondary coach, is blossoming into one of the nation’s best recruiters. They are bringing in recruits that would have normally headed elsewhere and stringing solid recruiting classes together, especially on defense.