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Nation’s top 2020 WR picks Ohio State over, among others, Alabama, Clemson, Penn State


Ryan Day has done it again.

The “it” in this instance is landing a highly-touted receiving prospect, with Julian Fleming announcing via a video posted to his personal Twitter account that he has verbally committed to playing his college football at Ohio State.  Fleming is the No. 1 wide receiver in the Class of 2020 and is the No. 6 recruit overall on 247Sports.com‘s composite board, making him OSU’s highest-rated commit since Terrelle Pryor.

The Pennsylvania high schooler chose Day and OSU over the likes of, among others, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Penn State.

With Fleming’s commitment, Ohio State has jumped from No. 11 to No. 9 according to 247Sports.com‘s composite board, and has also leapfrogged Penn State as the top class in the Big Ten thus far.  Fleming is also the third receiver to commit to the Buckeyes’ class, joining Washington’s Gee Scott Jr. (No. 14 WR in the country) and Texas’ Jaxon Smith-Njigba (No. 30).

Last cycle, Garrett Wilson, the No. 2 receiver in the Class of 2019, signed with Ohio State as part of Day’s first class as the program’s head coach.