Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star running back Mark Fletcher (6-1, 225) announced Wednesday that he is decommitting from Ohio State.
Fletcher is the No. 260 overall prospect and No. 15 running back in 2023, and he had been committed to the Buckeyes since April. Despite his commitment to Ohio State, he continued taking visits to other schools such as Florida and Miami (Fla.), who are likely among the favorites to land Fletcher now.
His decommitment leaves Ohio State without a running back in 2023. The Buckeyes currently do not have an offer out to an uncommitted running back, though there has been reported interest in Cincinnati Winton Woods three-star Trey Cornist (5-11, 209), who recently decommitted from Georgia Tech, and Ironton, Ohio, three-star Jaquez Keyes (6-1, 207), who is committed to Wisconsin.
247Sports also reported Tuesday that Ohio State is attempting to get El Campo, Texas, five-star running back Rueben Owens (5-11, 190) to visit for the Michigan game on Nov. 26.
After taking just one running back in last year’s class in freshman Dallan Hayden, Ohio State has just four running backs on scholarship along with TreVeyon Henderson, Miyan Williams and Evan Pryor, who is out for the season with an injury.