Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days each week. The play sheet today calls for a recap of a chat with 5-star junior WR Julian Fleming.
This will not be a missive to drum up embers of hope that the nation’s No. 1 junior wide receiver is trending toward Georgia.
Fleming is from Pennsylvania. He was not able to visit Clemson last weekend for an elite “Junior Day” level event, but that program pops up all over his social media. The noted 247Sports “Crystal Ball” feature is flashing 82 percent in the direction of the in-state Nittany Lions and then Ohio State after that.
That said, the Bulldogs did make his Top 10 last month. They are at least in the game here for the nation’s No. 1 receiver for 2020.
Julian Fleming actually lets his grandfather do most of his visit planning. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
If there’s a big takeaway here, it is simply this: Georgia has his attention of Fleming. It netted that with a great visit that still flashes warmly in his mind. That continues to reflect the UGA program trending as a national brand.
Fleming spoke to reporters this month at the Under Armour “Future 50” media day event.
He was asked about a lot of schools that day, including Georgia. He proceeded to use the term “great” six times in a 20-second response to a query about the Bulldogs.
“Before I cut it down any further I am going to have to see those schools and see what is up there,” he said. “Atmosphere wise and everything like that.”
“I still need to see LSU, USC, Michigan and Florida,” he said earlier this month.
It is usually classic PR. Cast a wide net. Name a bunch of elite programs. Increase the exposure. Build the brand. Make a name.
5-star WR Julian Fleming rated UGA as one of his best visits and did place the program among his top 10 schools on Christmas Day. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
He talks to Penn State a lot. Naturally. Who else does he chat on the regular?
“I talk to Ohio State a lot,” Fleming said. “Georgia I talk to a lot. Florida I talk to very actively. The Clemson coach I talk to almost every day. All of them.”
Fleming is known for a lot of last-minute visits. His grandfather actually plans them.
He plans to make his decision after his senior year. Maybe even prior to that.
He doesn’t have any locks for official visits as of yet. Or locks for hats to be on the table when he makes his decision.
If he does, he did not single them out publicly.
The 5-star does plan to take some spring official visits, though.