WR Anthony Fletcher (6’2″-180lbs) of Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona has verbally committed to play football at The University of North Dakota. Fletcher was a DIII First Team All-State WR for the Scorpions in 2011 and was a two-time all-conference selection.
Desert Edge, coached by Rich Wellbrock, finished the 2011 season with a 7-4 record after losing 33-6 in the 1st round of the Division III playoffs to eventual state runner-up Cactus.
During his junior campaign, Fletcher caught 56 passes for 652 yards and 6 TDs. In his senior year, he caught 49 passes for 1,004 yards and 9 TD’s, averaging a whopping 21 yds/catch. He had a season high 222 yards on 6 catches and 2 TD’s in Week 3 vs. Youngker. Fletcher is what we would call a “combo WR” of size and speed. He should be able to go up and make the big play over smaller DBs and also be an underneath possession threat on intermediate routes as well.
Fletcher is the third known WR commit to the class of 2012, which could be the best WR class UND has seen in quite some time. A theme that we have noticed this year is size. The UND program looks to be making it a point of adding some bigger receivers as they head into the pass-happy Big Sky.
Fletcher is the 13th known verbal of the 2012 recruiting class and the 1st from the Grand Canyon State.