2020 3-star QB Dustin Fletcher feels 'comfortable' at Central Michigan
Dustin Fletcher said the Division I first school to offer him will play an enormous factor in his recruitment.
Lucky for head coach John Bonamego, it was Central Michigan.
From Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, the 2020 three-star dual-threat quarterback received a scholarship opportunity from the Chippewas on Jan. 21, 2018.
Since the offer, Fletcher has traveled to Mount Pleasant on diversified occasions. He loves both the city and offensive coordinator Chris Ostrowsky.
"They have a great coaching staff and I have a good feel for them," Fletcher said. "I have a good relationship with Coach Ostrowsky and I know some of the guys and have played with some at CMU.
"It's an opportunity to play at home in front of the people that believed in me first."
The relation between Fletcher and Ostrowsky is shared through the quarterbacks coach staying honest with the junior in high school.
"He just keeps it real with me," Fletcher said of Ostrowsky. "He told me that he would coach me hard and we aren't going to be friends, he's going to be my coach. That's real."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback has offers to play for Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Morgan State, Northern Illinois, Seton Hill and Western Illinois.
Fletcher is close with CMU redshirt freshman linebacker Troy Brown, as the pair were once teammates at Carman-Ainsworth. Brown, at 6-foot, 203 pounds, has only spoken profoundly of the Chippewas.
As a dual-threat quarterback, Fletcher shows devotion to the run-pass option. He's able to decide to either run or throw in a play designed for both.
Fletcher sees himself as an ideal successor to redshirt sophomore quarterback Tony Poljan, who is also able to run and pass the football at a high-rate.
"I think I would fit really well because I can make the passes downfield to pick the defense apart," Fletcher added. "I can split the defense using my feet."
Ranked No. 541 in the nation, No. 15 at his position and No. 18 in Michigan, Fletcher certainly wants to return for a CMU game in the fall.
His brother, Michel Fletcher, is a 2019 three-star defensive end commit to Michigan State.