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4-star RB Mark Fletcher decommits from Ohio State

Drew Schott11/16/22
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Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage four-star running back Mark Fletcher has decommitted from Ohio State. He originally committed to the Buckeyes on April 12.

Fletcher is the No. 264 overall prospect and No. 17 running back in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 54 player in Florida.

Florida and Miami have been two programs working hard for a pledge from the 6-foot-1, 225-pound tailback. The Gators hosted Fletcher for an unofficial visit on Nov. 12, while the Hurricanes got a visit from the four-star on Nov. 5.

“They’re never going to stop until I sign that paper,” Fletcher told Izubee Charles of CaneSport about Miami on Nov. 6. “They just want me there. They want me to be a program changer and they believe I can do that.”

“I still believe in them,” Fletcher added. “I hope they get things to turn around quick. At the end of the day, even if I go to Ohio State, I’ve always been a Miami fan growing up as a kid and I always want to see Miami do great things, so I hope (head coach Mario Cristobal) turns this around.”

The Hurricanes do not have a running back commit in their 2023 recruiting class. Meanwhile, the Gators’ 2023 group includes one in Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy four-star Treyaun Webb.

Fletcher has an On3 NIL Valuation of $34K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Mark Fletcher On3 Scouting Summary

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Mark Fletcher:

“Big back who projects as a between the tackles power runner at the college level. Has a taller build and should top out north of 230 pounds after spending time in a college strength program. Plays for one of the top talent-producing programs in the state of Florida. Shows good feet with the ability to make defenders miss with lateral agility. Has some natural power and contact balance.

“Squares his shoulders and has the leg drive to run through arm tackles. Catches the ball well out of the backfield. Should be dangerous on the goal line. Will need to continue improving his top-end speed in order to rip off long runs once in the open field. Solid production, but lacks the high-end production profile of most top running back prospects heading into his senior season.”