Julian fleming, The number one receiver in the country announced its commitment to the state of Ohio on Friday morning. The five-star Catawissa (Pa.) South Columbia also considered Clemson, Penn State, Georgia and Alabama, among others.
""Only the feelings at home and the link between the players was unique," Fleming told 247Sports shortly after announcing.
Fleming is verbal to the head coach. Ryan Dayreceiver coach Brian Hartline and the rest of the staff sees the Buckeyes jump from No. 11 to No. 9 in the Team Recruitment Ranking of 247 Sports. Committing to No. 9 in the 2020 cycle, OSU moves to Penn State for No. 1 in Big Ten.
"I talk to Coach Hartline and Coach Day almost every day, I think they are great guys and I have a great relationship with them, they already have a strong clbad and do a lot with the receivers," Fleming told 247Sports.
The Fleming of 6 feet 2 inches and 199 pounds is an excellent combination of size, strength and jumping ability. Comparable to former Buckeye receiver Michael Thomas, Fleming is easily separated. Speed and physicality make him an elite after capture, and the skills with the ball are exceptional. A change of game on special teams also with another team once you see the seam or daylight in the end zone. A differentiator in the red zone. There may be some faster receivers, but none nationally with the tool bag that Fleming has in position. Also a prominent basketball player, Fleming is a scoring machine that plays over the edge and also dominates the glbad. An elite long jumper on the Fleming track has touched 23 feet, 10 inches, while also running 10.8 on the 100 m board. He is an instant impact player and projects a first round selection in the future.
As a junior, Fleming caught 78 pbades for 1,524 yards and 22 touchdowns. He drew 69 pbades for 1,462 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. The freshman season saw him record 36 receptions for 956 yards and 13 touchdowns.
A visit to Columbus the weekend of March 22 was the one that improved the Buckeyes in this first clbad battle. Clemson led before that trip and Penn State was considered the one who won at the beginning of the process.
Hartline was the main recruiter.
"The coach I talk to most and probably have a closer relationship outside of football is probably coach Hartline, I would say," Fleming said in the Notorious B1G Recruiting Podcast. "We have been very close since my second year, we face FaceTime almost every day, we have a very good relationship, it's nice to talk to him just because he's been through that, he's attended college, the NFL and "It's good to listen to their experiences and talk about football."
Along with Fleming, the Buckeyes also have commitments from the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country. Paris Johnson Jr., the center n. ° 1 Luke Wypler and No. 2 professional quarterback, Jack Miller, while pound for pound one of the best places in America.
With Fleming in the fold, this Buckeyes staff continues to address a great need for this cycle, as Day and Hartline have to replace a position room that will have a large turnover. Parris campbell, Terry mclaurin Y Johnnie Dixon They have already left and K.J. Hill, Austin Mack, Binjimen victor and C.J. Saunders will leave after this next campaign. Fleming is the third blue chip receiver that says yes to Day and Hartline in this cycle, which joins the Top100 prospects. Gee Scott Jr. and Top247 pbad catcher Jaxon Smith-Njigba. They will be counted on immediately to run alongside people like Chris Olave and another ex five stars in Garrett Wilson.