The 2024 Rice Football recruiting class doubled down on its secondary haul, securing a commitment from corner Bailey Fletcher.
June was a strong month for the 2024 Rice football recruiting class, which included seven commitments in the span of a week. Rather than slow down, July has gotten off to a fast start, too. On the first day of the new month, Reagan (San Antonio, TX) corner Bailey Fletcher committed to the Owls
Fletcher chose Rice over offers from Fordham, Penn and Incarnate Word. The Owls’ newest corner was part of the recent waves of offers that went out following the Owls’ camp in mid-June and like several of his now-future teammates, did not take long to make up his mind.
Fletcher told The Roost he really connected with Rice corners coach Jeremy Modkins and believed his skillset will fit in well with the style of defense Rice likes to play. “I think my press game is what sets me apart,” he told The Roost. “I think I have very good technique, patience, feet and physicality which directly helps me succeed.”
After a decommitment at the end of the month, Fletcher brings the count of defensive players in the 2024 Rice Football recruiting class to two: himself and fellow corner Ephraim Dotson who joined the Owls’ class last week.
Fletcher boasts two key traits: size and length. Standing 6-foor-1 already, he’ll be among the tallest members of the Rice corner room when he arrives. At 177 pounds, he’s not exactly small either. Add that frame to the highlights on his film and you get the makings of a talented football player with room to grow. Fletcher is strong and instinctive with an eye for the ball. He’ll fit in well at South Main.
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