Ohio State got its top target Friday when Julian Fleming announced his commitment.
He took to Twitter in the morning and revealed the Buckeyes pledge through a video.
Final destination…… 4’s out ✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/bX3qjQEA8R
— 🃏0J4🃏 (@julian_040) May 31, 2019
The five-star wide receiver from Catawissa (Pa.) Southern Columbia has long been on OSU’s radar.
Before he revealed Ohio State with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Penn State among his five finalists, Fleming’s road to the decision started Feb. 7, 2018, when the Buckeyes offered.
The 6-2, 199-pounder initally came to Columbus for June 17, 2018, followed by a pair of visits later in the year — Nov. 3 for OSU’s 36-31 win over Nebraska and Nov. 24 for its 62-39 victory against then-No. 4 Michigan.
Fleming first trimmed his list Dec. 25 when he dropped a top 10, cutting further Feb. 16 with a top six of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon and Penn State.
The 247Sports composite’s No. 6 overall prospect, No. 1 wide receiver and No. 1 player in Pennsylvania for 2020 followed the February update with trips to see the Tigers (March 9) and Buckeyes (March 23) around the Nittany Lions (Feb. 23 and March 16).
Of his five available official visits, Fleming’s first came April 12-14 for the Crimson Tide’s spring game. Fleming was slated for an official visit with the Bulldogs the weekend of May 31-June 2, but ultimately canceled. He released his final five May 10.
Fleming’s commitment brings OSU’s 2020 class to nine pledges — Cincinnati St. Xavier five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson (6-7 1/2, 295), Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional four-star center Luke Wypler (6-3 1/2, 285), Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral four-star quarterback Jack Miller (6-4, 210), Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic four-star wide receiver Gee Scott (6-2 1/2, 207), Rockwall, Texas, four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (6-1, 188), Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos (6-1, 190), Cincinnati Elder three-star offensive tackle Jakob James (6-5, 275) and Norwalk, Ohio, three-star offensive tackle Trey Leroux (6-8, 355).