Defensive Back
Height 6'1"
Weight 180
Year First Year
Hometown Clarkston, Mich.
High School Clarkston H.S.
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience High School
School: CC
Birthdate October 27, 1999




A 2018 graduate of Clarkston High School, where he played four years of varsity football for Head Coach Kurt Richardson … Two-time All-State honorable mention selection … Two-time Detroit Free Press All-Area North team as a running back … Two-time All-Oakland County honoree … Helped guide Clarkston to two state titles in 2014 and 2017 … Two-time team captain for the Wolves …Earned team MVP award after his senior season and team most improved player award following sophomore year … Totaled 1,220 all-purpose yards, 10 touchdowns and 25 tackles as a senior running back and defensive back … With four tackles and two pass breakups, including one of fourth-and-5, rushed for 41 yards on 11 carries to lead the Wolves to the MHSAA Division I state championship at Ford Field with an incredible 3-2 upset win over heavily favored West Bloomfield … The title marked Clarkston’s third state title in the past five years … Clarkston finished the year 14-2 overall … Guided team back from a 21-6 deficit in the fourth quarter in the regional championship game … Scored three touchdowns in state semifinal game against Detroit Catholic Central … Totaled 1,563 all-purpose yards, rushed for 1,212 yards and 15 touchdowns on 204 carries and caught 10 passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns on offense and made 30 tackles (22 solo), broke up 10 passes and intercepted one pass in 12 games as a junior … Also averaged 19.3 yards per kickoff return and returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown … Started at running back and played at defensive back as a sophomore … Rushed for 765 yards and 13 touchdowns on 106 carries (7.2 yards per carry) and caught three passes for 61 yards on offense and made 12 tackles (six solo), broke up eight passes in 10 games played as a sophomore … Also finished with 350 total kick return yards and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown … Led Clarkston to the MHSAA high school playoffs, two wins in 2017 … As a freshman running back rushed for 371 yards on 17 carries and caught five passes for 217 yards … Also competed in lacrosse as a freshman and sophomore … Earned All-League honors in lacrosse as a sophomore … Four-year Honor Roll student … Named an AP Scholar-Awardee … National Honor Society member … Earned Coaches’ Award for his leadership and work in the community.




Born Michael Thomas Fluegel on October 27, 1999 in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Chris and Karen Fluegel of Clarkston, Mich. … Has an older sister Sarah … Both parents attended Western Michigan … Role models are his parents … Attended same high school as fellow classmate Stew Newblatt … Favorite sports memory was winning the Michigan state football championship during his senior year … Hobbies and interests include water tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, comedy and hanging out with friends and family … Favorite sports figure is Tom Brady and person in history he would most like to meet: John F. Kennedy … Committed to Columbia on November 8, 2017 … Chose Columbia to receive an education unlike any other and continue to build himself in every aspect: mentally, academically and athletically … Columbia’s great coaching staff and the experience of living in and attending school in New York City convinced him that Columbia was the place for him … Selected Columbia over offers from Air Force, Penn, Princeton, Harvard, Grand Valley State, Saginaw Valley State, Michigan Tech and Northwood … Enrolled at Columbia College and intends to major in Business.





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