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Football: Freshman Fletcher doesn’t make grade

Incoming freshman defensive back Willie Fletcher of Carson won’t be with the team or in school this year after failing to get through his summer bridge classes, coach Jeff Tedford confirmed Friday.

Fletcher must attend school elsewhere, presumably at a junior college, to become eligible, then could re-apply to Cal. He also could choose to attend school elsewhere.

A 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, Fletcher played at Orange Lutheran HS and Junipero Serra HS in southern California.

Will have more later.

Jeff Faraudo