Jaxon Smith-Njigba Makes Sure No One Forgets His Name with Performance at The Opening Finals

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seyekcuB's picture

Bigtime wr's. It's not even going to be fair if they add a five star back.

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JimmyVanP's picture

you mean when

"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller

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PaulFinebaumIsBiased's picture

Kid is a beast. Can't wait to see all the new WR's on the field!

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SilverHaven's picture

Njigba warrior?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Browns88's picture

I like the swag and chip on shoulder

Browns88

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ibuck's picture

I like the swag and chip on shoulder

Yep, as long as they don't lead to OSU penalty flags.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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iowabuckeyes's picture

When JSN committed, I, for one, was not familiar with him and thought maybe he was a bit of a reach—he was ranked 287th in the Composite and over the winter his ranking kept falling—by the end of January he was 330th. Less than six months later, he’s in the double digits and his meteoric rise in the off-season has been validated by his performance in Frisco. 

I am really looking forward to him coming to Columbus. His ceiling seems very high.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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216ToThe614's picture

I was right there with you. I can definitely be too much of a doubting Thomas sometimes.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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Bucks19's picture

That’s what some on this board do. Doubt any players ranked below 100

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Going to be absolutely hilarious watching teams db's get scorched by all these receivers. No team in college football will have enough to come close to stopping them. 70+ points a game coming. Bwahahahahaha

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Exile's picture

What's better than talent? Talent that's HUNGRY. Definitely looking forward to seeing him and his talented classmates on the field in scarlet and gray in a few. 

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WorthyBuck's picture

Wilson 

williams

fleming

scott

smith-njigba

mookie

How are defenses going to cover that? (they’re not).  With QBs like Fields and Miller throwing to them in Day’s system.  Juts need an elite RB to compliment them all.  

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Mad4527's picture

Xichigan fans still have nightmares about getting carved up through the air. They thought that ended when they all went to the league, but their boogeymen just keep coming. Bwah, ha, ha!

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

What you waiting for Bijan!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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seyekcuB's picture

He basically wouldn't face 8 in the box ever with all that talent outside. Plus Rucker?!

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

True. Add in McCord and possibly Harrison Jr, and this offense will be very hard to stop for the next several years.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Wilson 

williams

fleming

scott

smith-njigba

mookie

Have all of those names committed to Ohio State already? 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Buck-aneer's picture

Wilson and Williams are already enrolled since they were the 2019 recruiting class.  All the others but Cooper are 2020 commitments while Cooper is widely expected to commit to the good guys when he announces. 

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams are already on the team.

Julian Fleming, Gee Scott Jr, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba have committed to OSU.

Mookie Cooper is believed to be an OSU lean committing soon.

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BluntedBrutus's picture

Yah Mookie looks like one of the next to commit thanks in part to our other commitments recruiting him at The Opening.

"Conversely, Urban Meyer and his players are an unstoppable army of football automatons that feel no emotion and win in any and every setting."

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ScarletGray43157's picture

I thought that Mookie was not verbally committed anywhere yet.  

Thanks everyone for the clarification. 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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brutus360's picture

Throw in Ruckert and an all purpose back besides Gill to go with that coming 5 star rb. I honestly don't recall this kind of lineup ever from OSU on offense. It's just insanely high end talent. Will only jack up the defensive guys to pull their weight too. And oh yeah, As I stated yesterday, Kamryn Babb may still have something to add too! Just sick talent!! Bring on the 5 wide. The greatest show on turf is coming soon, college style, to the house that Harley built.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Bucks19's picture

In two years the problem will be who stays. 

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allbucksallthetime's picture

Smith-Njigba is very polished and has great hands.  With a WR group like the one Coach Hartline is putting together, our QB's will have elite receiving talent to throw to on every position.  I'm excited to watch Zone 6 develop.  Go Bucks! 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Hoping Smith Njigba is a possession type receiver who has sure hands and catches nearly 90% of balls thrown his way. 9 catches for 86 yards can be a great game when you delivered 7 first downs to keep drives alive.
Looking forward to the future at WR here.

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allbucksallthetime's picture

BuckeyeinFlorida.  Thanks for the reply.  You make a great point about the 9 catches for 86 yards and 7 first downs.  The future of Zone 6 is bright indeed.  Go Bucks!

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Cooper's picture

LSU has a 5 star WR and two other receivers ranked in the top 45 overall, but there is no doubt in my mind that Ohio State has the most college ready wide receivers. They will likely only have Wilson, Olave, and Gill as established receivers for 2020, so there is ample opportunity for these guys to make their way into the two-deep and have a huge impact.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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seyekcuB's picture

I must have missed them at the opening. OSU had the top 3 on the field. Recruiting ranking are about to change.

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MN Buckeye's picture

People who don't know the name Jaxon Smith-Njigba will soon enough.

On top of the gifted athleticism, he fits right into this group of mature, high-character guys.  

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Hovenaut's picture

I think the clown show has fully evolved into the wow show.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Your turn Al Washington.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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brutus360's picture

You nailed it Hove!

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Bucks19's picture

Campbell, Hill, McLaurin, Dixon, Mack, Victor and 
Olave says hello and thinks otherwise 

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IGotAWoody's picture

Those guys are all part of the evolution that Hove is referring to.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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letsgobucks's picture

JSN's highlight film looks very, very good. I def agree he doesn't get talked about nearly enough. But I don't think that'll be the case once he gets to Cbus.. kid is a beast!

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BuckeyeStevo's picture

Ever since he committed, I thought he was a 5 star! But was like a 89 4 star.  I see he is moving up in rank but man he put on a show along with Gee Jr.  Both should be 5 star guys period.  

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Speaking of not forgetting his name, does anyone know the correct phonetic pronunciation of his last name?

Thanks!

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Buck298's picture

I was wondering the same thing. 

Send the Earth Reverberating

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BuckeyeGroove's picture

I believe it’s pronounced like in-jig-ba. and am really glad he’s going beast mode to make everyone see what buckeye nation already knew!

We beat Bama, and Indiana beat Mizzou! 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Thanks!

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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RockOSU's picture

I was thinking the same thing, SG43157!! Better get use to saying his name...

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Chicago Connection's picture

Darn! I wanted another 5 star recruit at WR but with Smith-Njigba all we've got is some measly combination of Michael Thomas, the leading receiver ever through three years in the NFL, and K.J. Hill, who'll likely finish with the most catches ever in a Buckeye uniform?

It's so disappointing, especially when you realize that now they'll be coached by the best WR coach in college football combined with one of the best offensive minds in college football, especially in the passing game.

Very disappointing. Gee, why even bother watching over the next few years?

Well, okay, sure, if 30-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust are your thing down-after-down-after-down, have at it.

chicagobuckeye

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Italics implied...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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brutus360's picture

Haha, love the 30 yards and a cloud of dust line. CC you better go patent that!

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Chicago Connection's picture

Thanks, Brutus. I'm thinkin' somebody must've said that before, but if not, I'm happy to let Zone Six adopt it as their mantra, since the Buckeyes are a top candidate for leading the nation in the 20+ yard-gain statistical category.

chicagobuckeye

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Talent coming in is just sick -- Zone Sick

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brutus360's picture

O-H-I-Owe-U, I finally made it down to your post. I called it sick myself, but my hats off to you for calling them Zone Sick!

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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PRO8's picture

For all those that wanted to see the "ZONE 6" label /rallying cry done do to the Zach Smith connection I think that is not happening as  It seems the new recruits and the new commits are running with it minus Zach Smith...

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old grizzled veteran's picture

Terrific attitude in addition to his performance at the Opening.  Welcome to one of the greatest places you could possibly be for your continued development and success, Jaxon !!

old griz veteran

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

So in an article about not forgetting his name, it does not say how to pronounce his last name. I got the "Smith" part down, can someone help me with the last part? 

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buckslan's picture

So we have a future WR room of Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Julian Fleming, Gee Scott Jr., JSN, and possibly Mookie Cooper and 2021 Marvin Harrison Jr and Jayden Ballard.

Our QB future is set with two years of Fields and Jack Miller/Kyle McCord.

At RB we have Dobbins for a year, Crowley, Teague, Chambers, and very likely getting 5* Bijan Robinson and Jaylan Knighton.

TE we'll have a seasoned Jeremy Ruckert in the future.

On the OL we'll have Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis, and NPF. All former 5* or around there. Matthew Jones, 5* Harry Miller, Max Wray, Luke Wypler, 5* Paris Johnson, 5* 2021 Ben Christman.

Dang we are loaded on offense for the next 4-5 years.

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thunderstruck's picture

When he got the call to go to the Opening the day before it started he had just landed in Charleston, SC visiting his brother who is in the Yankees farm system. He didn't even leave the airport, flew back on the first flight to Dallas and went straight to the The Star in Frisco. Was very close to not even get the opportunity to shine, glad he made the most of it.

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Colortv1967's picture

If the Finals was just the start for him, then he could out play Fleming. No doubt.

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Turfgrad's picture

So many choices!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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