The 2020 recruiting class is in the books, and it’s clear there are a handful of freshmen who have both the talent and skillset to make an immediate impact.
We’re highlighting five freshmen in particular who are set up for instant success. These young men will burst onto the college football scene in 2020 and become stars for their respective universities.
Julian Fleming, wide receiver, Ohio State
The Buckeyes are loaded with talent on offense, and a couple of stars from last year’s squad are returning. Big-play specialist Chris Olave is coming back, along with Garrett Wilson. But we’re expecting quarterback Justin Fields to take a big leap forward in his development in Year 2 with Ryan Day, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of this could be true freshman Julian Fleming.
A five-star recruit many believe is the best overall player coming into college football in 2020. Fleming is a red-zone monster who already uses his 6-foot-3 frame beautifully to dominate cornerbacks off the line of scrimmage. He’s a polished route runner and has a knack for winning 50-50 balls, which will make him a trusted target in short order.