Team: Ohio State Commit
Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 6’3 and 210 lbs
The purpose of this series is to provide a ceiling and a floor for devy prospects. We also provide an example of a player in which the prospect could reach their level of production. This is not a player comparison in regards to style of play, but more so used for what we think the high or low end of production could be for fantasy purposes.
High School Stats
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*Data collected from www.maxpreps.com
If you have not heard of Julian Fleming from a small coal town in Pennsylvania, and you play in devy leagues, you are behind. Fleming is a 5-star WR recruit who had offers from Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, USC, Clemson, Florida, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and many more. A lot of these offers came before he entered his junior year in High School. However, Fleming chose to play at Ohio State and immediately forms a must-see duo with Justin Fields. After reviewing as much Southern Columbia High School tape I could find, there are two traits that jump out immediately and were displayed consistently in the footage. First, Fleming is an elite tracker of the football for a high school athlete. His body position appears impeccable. Secondly, he is a willing blocker and plays 100% even when he’s not the targeted option. That is honestly my favorite quality about Fleming, and expect that same passion for football to grow. He has track speed and excellent footwork that leaves defenders confused. He can high-point the ball well, and has the timing to expose corners who are bigger. I am very bullish on this kid going forward and will be watching Buckeye football to see him progress. I will be posting more about Julian Fleming as he develops at OSU, and if he continues his ascension, the upside is massive.
Upside Projection: To be determined
Fleming is still a senior in high school who committed to OSU but has never played a snap in Columbus, Ohio. He may never reach his potential and something we as dynasty/devy players must realize. It depends on league size and format, but I am not putting Fleming in my top 100 prospect rankings due the length of time before he reaches NFL eligibility and high risk potential of drafting a high school athlete and holding for 3.5 years. Remember his name, but do not get cute with valuable picks in your 2020 drafts.
Floor Projection: To be determined
The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to a player we should all be watching develop. His skill set and measurables are enticing, and I can not wait to break down some college tape.