Shortly before kickoff, VT head coach Justin Fuente brought Julian and another recruit to the center of the field and made the Hokies’ official offer. Fleming is the sort of player who can act as a bridge in a Bama style change if he comes aboard in 2020. Julian’s “Pop-Pop” – Mick Fleming – is well known around Columbia County, an easy-going but successful basketball coach at Southern Columbia for 25 years – 8 with boys, 17 with girls. But he also has a great feel for the game and a great instinct.". He can now with Julian and his sister Quinci (5). Take a moment and think about what you're going to say before you say it.". Those are his responsibilities – to his family. "I was like, this isn't happening. “It was fun playing with kids with the same competitive edge and the same amount of talent around me,” he said. PennLive video/Joe Hermitt. Sometimes Curtis goes by various nicknames including Curtis Julian Fleming, Curtis Julian Fleming, Fleming Curtis Julian, Curtis J Fleming and Curtis J Fleming. Yes, he has gifts you can't teach. “Until I was about in fourth grade, I felt pretty much like an average kid," he said. Julian’s father stayed in Richmond. “I cry when I lose,” Fleming said. This is the sort of guidance a father would give. We’ve been a lot of places.”. Pat Narduzzi then called Betsy on the phone and she grilled him with questions. Fleming played high school football at Southern Columbia Area High School. At least, not as Julian, his mother and grandfather tell it. And he needs to be focused on each day, one day at a time. Replied Hynoski: "Believe me. That’s what life’s about. Yes, he has gifts you can't teach. I don’t think we’ll be going back there again for any reason.”. “Someone yelling at me,” Fleming said, “it made me a better athlete – pushing me to my limits, to where I should be, to where I am now.”. It might’ve happened with or without Gattis on staff. “We have him ranked as the No. “It’s not just ability but he has sports knowledge, that sense and awareness.”. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh made the first offer in the late spring when Julian was still technically a freshman. But when he was young, he didn’t understand. Over 17 years, he’s sent money and gifts a few times but never made many phone calls, they said. And he still was getting behind the defense and continually making plays. That includes last year’s 48-0 rout of Wilmington. "The best way I can put it is this: When you're trying to figure out what a stud prospect looks like, he's it. These are verbal offers, and we’ll see what happens. Fleming’s upbeat personality exudes a supreme self-confidence that approaches cockiness but never quite bleeds over into it. But Julian said he didn’t mind; it just motivated him. Julian Fleming. View Julian Fleming's career, season and game-by-game football stats while attending Southern Columbia Area High School. Summary: Curtis Fleming was born on 05/21/1941 and is 79 years old. Betsy Fleming was a highly competitive track athlete and field hockey player in high school and at West Chester University before an ACL tear stunted her college career. “I don’t really like cold weather. Julian’s “Pop-Pop” – Mick Fleming – is well known around Columbia County, an easy-going but successful basketball coach at Southern Columbia for 25 years – 8 with boys, 17 with girls. It all makes for plenty of formal interaction with adults, and his grandfather has made it a point to instruct Julian on how to speak in such settings: "I tell him, when somebody's interviewing you, don't say, 'I mean…' or 'You know…' You have to say what you mean. Even as he recovers from February surgery to repair a labral tear in his hip, Fleming, 17, is attracting offers from the biggest names in college football – Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Penn State, among many others. The striking quality about any fluid athlete who can blend learned skills is how at ease he is. Menú| María Teresa Sur; Kiwi Criollo; Tambo Fundación; Inicio And then you see him play. But he already has a certain maturity. According to Mick, about 50 recruits attended. The accumulated varsity totals are in the last row of each table. [1] He was a five star recruit coming out of high school and committed to Ohio State University to play college football. Follow your favorite high school teams and players, Explore and purchase photos of your local teams. “But I think it’s more in my mind to keep him grounded and to keep people around him knowing that he needs to be a good kid. It wasn't just easy for him, it was smooth. He can manipulate defenders with subtle movements without losing speed. He’s that good. And he’s glad to be there for his grandson during this particularly important juncture. Julian attempted to name them in chronological order: West Virginia, Rutgers, Michigan State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio State, Georgia. “But getting yelled at, I feel like that’s just a kick in your butt – do this better, work harder on this. The little girl, smaller and weaker than Julian, had not tubed before and was having difficulty staying attached to the inner tube. She can’t hang on.’ I thought that was a real good character in a boy to do something like that at that age.”, “Being a grandfather has been almost better than being a father. Neither did his mother, Betsy. To follow this profile, please let us know your relationship to “The excitement keeps coming,” she said. But Neumann-Goretti knew who was getting the ball. And he said, 'I really like you already. Two of Mick’s friends had a granddaughter Julian’s age, around 9 years old. "He was impressive to watch because of how smooth he looked. Because when you’re young, you’re very busy. Consider that many preteens might cry at being yelled at but would not be fazed by losing. He's got such great body control. As a boy, Fleming got so competitive that, when things weren’t going well, emotion overtook him. He knew how to set up routes. The former Pitt fullback played four seasons with the New York Giants (2011-14) and was a minor star in their Super Bowl 46 victory over the New England Patriots with effective lead blocking, two receptions and a fumble recovery. Who is Julian’s father? The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. He’s not just talented on an elite level. In the 30-year history of PIAA championships (1988-2017), Southern Columbia has played in more than half of the Class A and 2A state finals (16) and won more than a fourth of the championships (a PIAA-record 8), all under living-legend and 400-win coach Jim Roth. Fleming gets loose after a catch in last year's PIAA Class 2A championship rout of Wilmington. Betsy was incredulous when the news hit Twitter and admonished Julian for posting it, thinking it had to be a mistake. The Crimson Tide officially extended an offer to Fleming days later. Fleming's combination of athletic fluidity and learned expertise have wowed veteran recruiting analysts and college coaches. And I probably didn’t spend as much time with my children as my two grandchildren.”. But I wanna be in a place where it’s warm, where I don’t have to worry about snow and all that kind of stuff.”. Last summer, there were four trips to campuses for various reasons – Pitt, West Virginia, Syracuse and Penn State. My son is in ninth grade. Meet Southern Columbia High School sophomore Julian Fleming, the best wide receiver in Pennsylvania -- and maybe all of American prep football. Said 24/7 Sports' northeast expert Brian Dohn: "He's got such great body control. Julian Fleming never knew why it happened. To claim this profile, please confirm you are Julian Fleming and his little sister Quinci (5) at their home in Elysburg. Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, PA) Tigers. Hynoski is now beginning his first season as the head coach at neighboring Shamokin High. [2][3][4] Rivals.com named Fleming as the best wide receiver and the 14th best player in the 2020 recruiting class. Meet the Preseason Top 25 teams heading into the 2020 football season, Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school rankings, Watch all the can't-miss high school sports top plays, Find out how MaxPreps can help high school coaches serve their team and community, Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school basketball rankings. Curtis Fleming currently lives in Summerville, SC; in the past Curtis has also lived in Baltimore MD. Fleming finished his high school football career with 4,442 receiving yards and 62 receiving touchdowns, both PIAA records. “I liked him. “To be respectful to his elders, to his teachers and to his classmates and playmates.”. Fleming played high school football at Southern Columbia Area High School.Fleming finished his high school football career with 4,442 receiving yards and 62 receiving touchdowns, both PIAA records. And Dohn said that’s Fleming. © 2005-2020 CBS Interactive. By all accounts, Fleming grew up intrinsically an empathetic and considerate kid without being told to be. And he still has to concentrate to keep it from happening again. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Mick remembered the scene at the Pitt offices: "Julian kind of slouched down in the chair and gave one of those teenage reactions – 'Mom, what are you doing?' Especially with freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa having shown his stunning ability in the national championship game. 1-ranked receiver [nationally] in the class,” Dohn said. I know.". It doesn’t really bother him anymore. On a recent visit to his townhouse in the local bedroom community of Elysburg, he was asked if he always felt advanced athletically. And there was an unofficial trip to State College for a 7-on-7 camp at Penn State. Julian Fleming is an American football wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes.. High school career. They say Julian never had much contact with his father after the family’s initial years in Richmond, Va. By the time Julian was a toddler, he had moved with his mother back to Pennsylvania. Then, I just push myself.”. But he did it in a pressure game, and he was the marked guy on the field.". Julian Fleming in his bedroom at home in Elysburg. Julian Fleming. He needs to be educated. ", Mick said of West Virginia: “That visit was pretty disappointing.” [Head coach Dana Holgerson] never showed, their wide receivers coach never showed.