Over the last couple of months, the Pitt football coaches have hosted a bunch of prospects but today they entertained a pretty special one.
Southern Columbia wide receiver Julian Fleming (6-foot-3, 175 pounds) and his family were on the South Side today for his first trip to Pittsburgh. The thing that made Fleming’s visit special is that he’s only a freshman.
Fleming is already viewed as one of Pennsylvania’s top prospects in the Class of 2020. Last season, he caught 36 passes for 956 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Despite only being a freshman, Fleming already holds offers from Pitt, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia.
Following his visit, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Fleming to get his thoughts on what he saw on the South Side.
“It was great. They’re a really great coaching staff. The wide receivers coach was really funny and he showed me a lot of techniques and all the stuff they use to break down film, I liked that. The head coach was great, he took us in and talked to us for awhile. I then got a tour of the campus, it all went really well,” said Fleming.
While on his visit, Fleming couldn’t help but notice Pitt’s partners on the South Side, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Yeah, I’m a Steelers fan. Most of the Steelers were gone before I got there but I did get to see Martavis Bryant in the training room as we were touring.”
It’s not very often that Pitt hosts freshman recruits but Fleming is that good. I asked him about getting all this attention and being just sixteen years old.
“I’m handling this just like any other sixteen year old kid. I’m just having fun. I’m doing my best to stay in touch with all of the colleges and just keeping all of my options open and we’ll see where all of this takes me down the road,” said Fleming.
“My mom is just telling me to keep all of my options open and to try not to focus on anyone too seriously now.”
Fleming is a very exciting recruit and someone who PSN will keep an eye on.