Five-star 2020 wide receiver Julian Fleming is visiting Ohio State today. He is ranked the No. 1 receiver in the 2020 class and the No. 2 player in the nation overall per 247Sports.
Fleming (6-2 190) is from Catawissa, Pennsylvania and is coming off of a sophomore season where he caught 69 passes for 1,462 yards and 20 touchdowns. This was after a freshman season where he finished with 36 receptions for 956 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Ohio State has previously offered, as have schools like Penn State, Georgia, Alabama, and Clemson. The visit to OSU is one of many visits Fleming has taken this spring. He has already been to Penn State three times since April. Last week he was at Virginia Tech, and also took visits to Georgia and Alabama a couple of months ago.
Catawissa is about 90 miles from State College, which is one of the reasons that Penn State is the prohibitive favorite to land Fleming.
The fact that he is paying for unofficial visits, however, will give other schools hope until the possibly inevitable commitment to Penn State happens.
Here is what his Crystal Ball looks like with just eight “precincts” reporting.
You can check out Julian Fleming’s highlights below.
He has not been the only 5-star 2020 receiver to be on Ohio State’s campus this weekend, however.
Franklin, Illinois prospect A.J. Henning visited OSU’s final 1-day camp on Saturday. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Henning projects into the slot in college. He plays both running back and receiver for his Lincoln-Way East football team.
He is ranked the No. 4 receiver and the No. 24 player in the 2020 recruiting class. Ohio State offered one month ago, and he has since added offers from LSU and Miami.
Currently, Notre Dame leads his Crystal Ball projection with just five picks in, but the Buckeyes made a huge impact and he will make a return visit.
— AJ Henning3️⃣ (@AJHenning3) June 16, 2018
The Buckeyes have just one 2020 commit at this point, and that is Tennessee offensive tackle Jake Wray, who is the brother of freshman offensive tackle Max Wray.
Ohio State has offered over a dozen 2020 wide receivers so far, and that number will grow monthly.