Just over a month ago, Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline sealed the deal with St. Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep four-star receiver Jameson Williams when the wideout committed to Ohio State. Williams was widely considered Hartline's first big-time pledge.
Sunday evening, Hartline got his second when Rockwall (Texas) wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba announced his own commitment to the Buckeyes.
The Smith-Njigba File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-1, 188 pounds
- Pos: WR
- School: Rockwall (Texas)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 59 (WR)
Smith-Njigba was originally offered by Ohio State on Sept. 17. He was also in the Shoe for an unofficial visit this past weekend. Upon his offer, Smith-Njigba told Eleven Warriors, "I was very excited because I’ve been waiting on this one."
He also said that he'd be looking at how a school treated him like family, what their plans were for him and how they planned to develop his skillset.
Hartline must've checked all the boxes.
Smith-Njigba is considered the 59th-best wide receiver and No. 288 prospect overall in the 2020 class. He picked Ohio State over multiple others including Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Nebraska.
I just want to thank GOD! pic.twitter.com/brVbw7XuLo
— Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) November 5, 2018
Smith-Njigba is a dynamic receiving threat and becomes the first wide receiver in Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class. He joins Chaparral (Az.) quarterback Jack Miller, who's likely to be throwing him the football in the near future.
In nine games this season, the 6-foot-1, 188-pound wideout has 75 receptions for 1,372 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Smith-Njigba becomes the seventh member of Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class, joining other four-star pledges Miller, offensive linemen Luke Wypler and Jake Wray, running back Darvon Hubbard and safety Lejond Cavazos and five-star Paris Johnson Jr. Eleven Warriors will have more on his pledge shortly.