Another Ohio State offensive starter is in the portal.
Hours after quarterback Kyle McCord entered the transfer portal, wide receiver Julian Fleming announced he would do the same.
Thank you Buckeye Nation! pic.twitter.com/THoa38vXji— Julian Fleming (@julian_040) December 4, 2023
A five-star recruit who was ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class, Fleming was a starting wide receiver for the Buckeyes for the past two seasons. He didn’t put up consistent numbers at Ohio State, however, as he was plagued by injuries throughout his four seasons in Columbus. He caught 26 passes for 270 yards and zero touchdowns this season after catching 34 passes for 533 yards and six touchdowns in 2022.
Fleming has one remaining season of collegiate eligibility.
With Fleming’s departure, Ohio State faces the possibility of losing all of its offensive skill-position starters from the 2023 season as fellow wide receivers Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka, running back TreVeyon Henderson and tight end Cade Stover all have decisions to make on whether to enter the 2024 NFL draft.
Top candidates to step into starting roles at wide receiver next season including rising sophomores Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss and incoming freshman Jeremiah Smith, the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting class.
Fleming is now one of 12 Ohio State players who have entered the portal since the end of the regular season.
He joins a list of Ohio State players to enter the portal that includes quarterback Kyle McCord, running back Evan Pryor, centers Victor Cutler Jr. and Jakob James, defensive end Omari Abor, linebacker Reid Carrico, cornerbacks Jyaire Brown and Ryan Turner, safeties Cameron Martinez and Kye Stokes and kicker Parker Lewis.