Julian Fleming, a third-year wideout, was designated as a game-time decision versus Notre Dame despite

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participating in first-team drills with Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Marvin Harrison Jr. this preseason.

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He pulled himself out of warm-ups with what appeared to be a lower-body ailment, indicating that he won't

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be playing in the game on Saturday night. Ryan Day stated that Fleming had his best offseason since

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the five-star recruit joined Ohio State back in 2020. Fleming was named an Iron Buckeye prior to

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this season for his dedication in the weight room. Following his true freshman year, Fleming underwent

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offseason shoulder surgery after missing four games in 2021 due to injury. Fleming has had shoulder

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problems since high school, and recently, during an Ohio State preseason session, one of his shoulders

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popped out of its socket. Day claimed that after the injury, Fleming popped his shoulder back into place

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and scored two touchdowns in a scrimmage. If Fleming is unable to participate, sophomore wide

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receiver Emeka Egbuka would presumably start in his place. As a true freshman, Egbuka played 115 snaps.

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