Julian Fleming, the No. 1 receiver in the nation, and the No. 6 generally speaking prospect, reported his promise to Ohio State on Friday morning.
Fleming turns out to be only the fourth five-star wide wideout to join Ohio State since 2000, joining Ted Ginn Jr, Jalin Marshall, and 2019 recruit Garrett Wilson.
A visit to Columbus the few days around March 22 was the one event that put the Buckeyes up for good in this blue-chip fight. Clemson was in the drivers seat preceding that outing and Penn State was viewed as the one to beat from the get-go all the while. He reported his pledge to the Buckeyes on Friday morning in a very emotional video, where he stated, "Ohio State is home."
His enrollment has been a battle, and for a long while many trusted that he would add to Clemson's great class. To such an extent that Fleming was enlisted by the current Clemson recruits and needed to break the news to his friends that he wouldn't go along with them at school.
Practically identical to previous Buckeye Michael Thomas, Julian Fleming effectively isolates. Quickness and physicality make him world class after a catch, plus his ball abilities are remarkable.
The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Fleming is a fabulous mix of size, quality and jumping capacity. Fleming flaunts a 4.63 40-yard dash, 37.4-inch vertical hop and a 23-foot long-jump.
The Catawissa (Pa.) Southern Columbia five-star player unequivocally considered Clemson, Penn State, Georgia and Alabama among others.
Fleming is a prospect who could come in and play immediately, yet in spite of the fact that he is trusting that is the result, he is eager to hang tight and work for a chance.
In his junior year Fleming got 78 catches for over 1500 yards with 22 TDs. He pulled in 69 tosses for almost 1465 yards and 20 scores as a starting sophomore. His first high school season saw him gather 36 balls for 13 scores on 956 yards.
With Julian Fleming committed, this staff at Ohio State keeps on tending to a noteworthy need this cycle as Ryan Day and Brian Hartline look to recharge a position that will have significant turn-over. Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon are as of now gone and Austin Mack, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Binjimen Victor will withdraw after this coming effort. The Buckeyes likewise have commits from four-star recipients Jaxon Smith-Njigba & Gee Scott Jr.
Julian Fleming: Top-ranked wide receiver picks Ohio State