National Signing Day came and went four months ago, but Kansas State coach Bill Snyder isn’t done with the Class of 2018. On Sunday, the Wildcats snagged a late commitment in Tyler (Texas) Junior College inside linebacker Cody Fletcher.
The Wildcats have been searching for additional linebacker depth, and the Wildcats sped up their process to grab Fletcher. Fletcher is coming off his freshman season at Tyler and was expected to be a Class of 2019 recruit. Instead, however, Fletcher will join the Wildcats a season earlier than anticipated.
Kansas State made a similar move in May with the commitment of Butler County (El Dorado, Kan.) Community College tackle Justin Eichman, another expected 2019 signing who instead will be on campus for the 2018 season. Fletcher’s arrival comes at a good time because 3-star American River Community College linebacker Rahsaan York was previously the only linebacker in Kansas State’s 2018 class.
A 6-foot-1, 220-pound inside linebacker from Henrietta, Texas, Fletcher was originally a walk-on at Tyler and flourished after redshirting in 2016. Fletcher led the Apaches with 104 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
Fletcher will be Kansas State’s 23rd commitment of the Class of 2018, and potentially the last. However, the Wildcats have continued to be active on the junior college market, so don’t count out Snyder just yet.