After one of their latest Elite Football Camps this past weekend, Penn State offered 2020 Pennsylvania athlete Julian Fleming. After just one season, his freshman season, Fleming is already on way to becoming a regional recruit. Fleming got it done on both sides of the field this season for his Southern Columbia High School team, but it’s his play at cornerback that attracts the attention of the Penn State coaching staff. Fleming, with his six-foot-three frame, is very athletic and has advanced cover skills for his age.
Fleming currently has offers from Penn State, Michigan, Syracuse, Rutgers and West Virginia.
Cleezy’s take: I’ve had a chance to watch Fleming on the field and in a 7v7 setting. When I saw Fleming on the field, it was against Steel Valley in the Class AA State Championship. Although his team lost by a wide margin, Fleming did not back down against any of the highly skilled wide receivers that played for Steel Valley (including Pitt commit Paris Ford) and spent most of the day covering them one-on-one. Fleming was able to draw a couple of offensive pass interference calls during that game in December of this year.
During this past weekend’s 7v7 tournament, Fleming was a factor on both sides of the ball. Fleming has great rapport with 2019 quarterback Stone Hollenbach and scored several touchdowns as his team made it to the Final Four of the tournament. Get used to hearing about Fleming as his recruitment continues to take flight. It’s a long way from Signing Day 2020, but Penn State was smart to throw their hat in early for a player who has the chance to become one of the best defensive backs in the East for the next few years.
Check out some of his highlights from the Lion Strong 7v7 Passing Camp: