Julian Fleming, a 5-star wide receiver hailing from Catawissa, Pennsylvania, announced his final six potential college destinations earlier tonight and Ohio State made the cut.
Joining the Buckeyes in Fleming's final six are Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Oregon and Penn State.
The Nittany Lions have long been considered the favorite to obtain his services and currently own 86% of the crystal balls on 247Sports.
Fleming is not only the No. 1 receiver in the 2020 class but is also the No. 5 recruit overall with a 0.9977 composite ranking. For a quick comparison, 2019 Buckeyes commit Zach Harrison was a 0.9933 and Justin Fields sported a 0.9998 when Georgia inked him a year ago.
While the Nittany Lions are the clear favorites among the fortune tellers, some insiders say Brian Hartline's connection with Fleming makes this a bit closer of a race than it might appear.
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Fellow 5-star recruit Rakim Jarrett, the No. 3 receiver in the 2020 class out of Washington, D.C. remains a more likely target for the Buckeyes. Jarrett lists Alabama, Florida, LSU and Tennessee as other possible landing spots.
Receivers Gee Scott Jr. and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are already verbally committed the Buckeyes and the general consensus is that Hartline and Ryan Day would like to snag four receivers for the 2020 haul.