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The Buckeyes won’t have to wait much longer to find out if one of their top targets will play in Columbus.

Julian Fleming

While you were probably spending time with family and loved ones during Mother’s Day weekend, you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Don’t fret! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to get you caught back up with things.

Fleming names leaders, commitment date

Ryan Day and crew won’t have to wait too much longer to find out if one of their top remaining class of 2020 targets will play his college ball in Columbus.

Announcing his current leader list, and commitment date on Friday via his Twitter page, soon-to-be-senior wide receiver Julian Fleming will shut down his recruitment for good on May 31 in favor of either Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia or Penn State.

Considered the top wide receiver, and fifth overall prospect in the 2020 class, the Catawissa, Penn., native has had his play on the field compared to former Buckeye and current New Orleans Saints playmaker Michael Thomas.

247Sports had the following to say on the 6-foot-2, 199-pound five-star prospect:

“Terrific combination of size, strength and leaping ability. Easily separates. Speed and physicality make him elite after the catch, and ball skills are exceptional. A game-changer on special teams as well with another gear once he sees the seam or daylight to the end zone.”

The kind of prospect Brian Hartline searches the recruiting trail for to add to his arsenal, Fleming, a great route runner with even better hands, he’s accounted for nearly 4,000 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns while suiting up on the varsity level the last three seasons.

No stranger to Columbus, his last trip to the Ohio State University campus was over the spring. Will the 614 end up being his future home for good? Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.

Quick Hits

  • Four-star forward Kalen Etzler commits to Ohio State. The basketball prospect is the first member of the 2021 recruiting class.
  • Chris Holtmann and the basketball Buckeyes locked up a commitment from Cal transfer Justice Sueing on Friday night. A 6-foot-7 forward, Sueing, who will have two years to play with the Buckeyes after sitting out this upcoming season, averaged 14.1 points a contest as a sophomore for the Golden Bears.
  • Four-star rated 2020 shooting guard Keon Johnson officially visited Ohio State over the weekend. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 Tennessee native, holds offers from not just OSU, but also from programs such as Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
  • Fellow four-star class of 2020 prospect Dain Dainja of Park Center High in Minneapolis, Minn., will reportedly start his official visit to OSU on Monday. The 6-foot-9, 260-pound big man just locked in his scholarship from the Buckeyes earlier this month, but holds a long list of offers, including chances to attend Louisville, Marquette, Baylor, Clemson, Illinois and Iowa to name a few.