Ohio State Wide Receiver Commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba Has 325-Yard, Four-Touchdown Game, Including Spectacular One-Handed Catch

By 11W Staff on November 2, 2019 at 8:30 am
Jaxon Smith-Njigba

In his final regular-season game at Rockwall (Texas) High School, Jaxon Smith-Njigba put on a show.

The future Ohio State wide receiver had nine catches for 325 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns, including a spectacular one-handed catch, in his team's 66-42 win over Mesquite High School on Friday night.

Joseph Hoyt, who covers high school sports for The Dallas Morning News, documented some of the highlights from Smith-Njigba's big night.

The one-handed catch earned Smith-Njigba the No. 2 spot on the top 10 plays on ESPN's SportsCenter overnight.

For his senior season as a whole, Smith-Njigba has now caught 66 passes for 1,432 yards and 23 touchdowns, even after missing time with a shoulder injury.

Smith-Njigba is ranked as the No. 57 overall prospect and No. 9 wide receiver in 247Sports' composite rankings for the class of 2020, and is one of four top-100-ranked wide receiver recruits for the Buckeyes in that class, along with Julian Fleming (No. 3 overall), Gee Scott Jr. (No. 64) and Mookie Cooper (No. 78). He's set to be one of at least top-100 wide receiver prospects to arrive in Columbus in a three-year span, along with current true freshmen Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams and 2021 commits Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jayden Ballard.

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