Julian Fleming is a name that many Clemson fans probably remember.
He was high on Clemson’s wide receiver board in the Class of 2020, and Fleming entertained the idea of playing for the Tigers late into his recruitment.
247’s Steve Wiltfong said this of Fleming.
"“Terrific combination of size, strength, and leaping ability. Easily separates. Speed and physicality make him elite after the catch, and ball skills are exceptional. A game-changer on special teams as well with another gear once he sees the seam or daylight to the end zone. A difference-maker in the red zone.” “An instant impact player and projected future first round draft pick.”"
The allure of playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes was too strong for Fleming, and I can’t blame him. A lot of Buckeye receivers have found their way into the NFL.
Unfortunately for Fleming, other receivers like Jeff Okuda, Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison, Emeka Egbuka – the list goes on and on – wanted to go to Ohio State to make that jump too.
Fleming has seen playing time but he has never been able to break through the depth chart to be a regular starter, and now he has decided to enter the portal.
Fleming is 6’-2” and 210 pounds. He isn’t the prototype ‘go up and get it’ kind of wide receiver, but he is a guy who can play the outside receiver spot.
Fleming might make a great bridge plan to get Wesco and Moore ready to take over as sophomores in 2025.