If you follow recruiting, you probably have heard of the name Julian Fleming. If you haven’t heard his name, he’s a five-star WR who’s ranked #2 in the country in the 2020 class by 247 Sports.
Today, Julian Fleming released his top 6.
Top 6‼️ (recruitment still open) pic.twitter.com/EZYpuciSRW
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Virginia Tech made the top 6 for Julian Fleming alongside in-state Penn State, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, and USC. Fleming also received an offer from Florida State after he announced his top 6 though it remains to be seen if FSU gains any significant traction.
Fleming was on campus for a visit in mid-June and told us that it was “one of my best visits.” One thing that was unique to him about this visit was the conversation that he had with Justin Fuente.
“All visits are pretty similar, but I was able to have a conversation with Coach Fuente and not feel like I was just talking to a coach,” Fleming said. “It was special just to see his mentality and how much he cares.”
After that visit, Fleming made a trip to Ohio State and told us that he is also looking to visit Clemson in the not too distant future. In addition, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Fleming try to visit as many of his top 6 schools as possible though USC may be trickier given the distance.
On paper, it would be surprising to see the Hokies make the cut, but Virginia Tech has impressed him from the moment Justin Fuente offered Fleming at the 50 yard line of Lane Stadium before the Hokies played Clemson.
While Penn State may look like the favorite on-paper, Virginia Tech is a serious contender for Julian Fleming and should have opportunities to impress him over the next several months.
Julian Fleming in the Recruiting Rankings
Fleming is rated as a five-star recruit by 247 Sports and the 247 Sports Composite, and a high four-star recruit by Rivals. Nationally, Fleming is ranked as the second-best recruit in the country by 247 Sports, 12th best by the 247 Sports, and 26th best by Rivals.
Among 2020 wide receivers, Fleming is ranked as the best WR by 247 Sports, second best WR by the 247 Sports Composite, and fifth best WR by Rivals. Fleming is ranked as the top 2020 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247 Sports, Rivals, and the 247 Sports Composite.
Julian Fleming’s Offer List (According to 247 Sports) (Top 6 in Bold)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
- Big 10: Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
- SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee
- Pac-12: USC
- Big 12: West Virginia
- FBS Independent: Notre Dame
- AAC: Connecticut