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Julian Fleming: Recruiting done, Ohio State commit focused on next steps

Julian Fleming committed early and has been dialed in with Ohio State since May. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Julian Fleming: Recruiting done, Ohio State commit focused on next steps

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest is Ohio State 2020 wide receiver commitment Julian Fleming.

Ohio State landed the country’s top-ranked 2020 receiver in May and put the rest of the college football recruiting world on notice: Brian Hartline and the Buckeyes are capable of some big, big things.

When Julian Fleming committed to Hartline over home-state favorite Penn State, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound star sent shockwaves through the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are still the kings of the Conference, and Hartline has proven he’s a difference-maker among assistant coaches. He was the third piece of what has become the country’s best wide receiver haul in 2020.

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The future of the Buckeyes WR corps is bright thanks to Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming and Gee Scott. (Gee Scott/Twitter)

After dominating¬†The Opening in June with his future teammates Gee Scott, Mookie Cooper and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Fleming has turned his entire focus to preparing for the next step on his football journey. The majority of his classes are now college prep courses with an eye on early enrollment with the Buckeyes. Sure, he’s leading Southern Columbia (Catawissa, Pa.) — and the program is undefeated as Fleming looks for a third state title on his resume — but the country’s No. 1-ranked wide receiver prospect is ready for the next step.

What schools are still trying to recruit Julian Fleming? How is his relationship with fellow Buckeyes commitments? What is Fleming doing to get himself ready for life as a Buckeyes receiver? Fleming talks about those things and more in this week’s edition of Birminology on Lettermen Row.


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for and and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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