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Penn State football news: Nittany Lions targeting four-star Michigan recruit

In a notable piece of Penn State football news, the Nittany Lions are pursuing a major MI target.



Penn State football, four-star Michigan recruit
Nov 13, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Arnold Ebiketie (17) reacts follow a sack on Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) (not pictured) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Today, Willie Fletcher, a highly sought-after four-star Michigan recruit hailing from Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, MI, received a new scholarship offer from Penn State football. Fletcher’s talent and potential have made him a highly coveted prospect in the state of Michigan, attracting interest from several prominent regional programs, including the Michigan Wolverines.

Penn State football recruiting offers four-star Michigan recruit Willie Fletcher

According to Rivals, Willie Fletcher is a highly regarded four-star weakside defensive end in the 2025 recruiting class. Penn State’s 2025 class is currently ranked among the top three nationally, and Fletcher’s commitment could further strengthen their recruiting efforts.

Fletcher has been gaining significant attention on a national scale, particularly from teams in the Midwest. In the past month alone, the talented recruit from Michigan has received notable offers from Illinois, Pitt, and Penn State. Moreover, he has attracted interest and offers from esteemed programs such as Michigan, Oregon, Kansas, and others.

Rankings and info

In the 2025 class rankings, Willie Fletcher is currently positioned as the No. 241 recruit overall, the No. 11 defensive end in his class, and the No. 6 recruit in the state of Michigan. Penn State has successfully secured commitments from prominent targets in Michigan, including Kalen King, and adding Fletcher to their roster would be a significant achievement once the 2025 class takes center stage in the recruiting landscape. It is crucial for Penn State football recruiting to be among the frontrunners for his commitment, a position they have now secured.

Notably, Fletcher also plays running back in high school, and his 6-foot-3, 240-pound frame make him quite versatile.

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