Nittany Lions nab ex-Buckeye Fleming by means of portal

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterJan 3, 2024, 03:31 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Signed up with in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Former Ohio State pass receiver

    Julian Fleming is set to transfer to Penn State for the 2024 season, he announced Wednesday.Fleming, ESPN’s No. 1 recruit in the 2020 class, revealed his choice on Instagram. He went into the transfer portal Dec. 4 after recording 26 receptions for 270 yards.Penn State, looking for help for a receiving corps that mostly underperformed in 2023, was viewed as

    the favorite to land Fleming. He joins an offense under the direction of new planner Andy Kotelnicki that returns quarterback Drew Allar for his second season as starter.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Fleming had 79 catches for 963 backyards and seven goals at Ohio State, and recorded his best season in 2022, when he had 34 receptions for 533 backyards and six touchdowns.He appeared

    in 38 games for the Buckeyes, beginning 22. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Fleming, a local of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, finished from Ohio State in December.

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