Welcome to the U, Mark Fletcher!
December 18, 2022
In a long and fierce recruiting battle with Florida and Ohio State, Miami finally got their man when 4-star running back Mark Fletcher (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - American Heritage) verbally committed to the Canes on Sunday evening.
At 6’-1”/225, Mark is rated 91, ranked the #15 RB and #243 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The big local back has run for over 4,400 yards with 49 TDs. As a senior in 2022, Mark ran for 1,934 yards and 23 TDs (8.6 YPC).
Here's some of what Andrew Irvins of 247Sports thought of Fletcher...
A big, physically imposing running back that produced for four straight years at one of South Florida’s top NFL factories...The type of ball carrier that loves contact and is difficult for defenders to get on the ground as he keeps his legs pumping and is always trying to fall forward. Efficient with his cuts and usually one that hits the whole with a full head of steam. Owns a bit of an up-right run style, but makes it work as he powers his way through arm tackles and likes to throw a stiff arm of his own in the open field...Should be viewed as a future multi-year contributor at the Power Five level based upon everything that we have seen. Could likely carve out a role as a workhorse on Saturdays, but might also thrive as a ground-and-pound option in a committee.
Mark becomes Miami’s 25th verbal commitment to the 2023 recruiting class now ranked #4 in the country.
Welcome to the U, Mark! Welcome to the family!