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.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) is something else.— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) November 2, 2019
The Ohio State commit fights through tackles, shows off the speed and somehow stays in bound on this 70+ yard TD. @rockwalljfndfb leads Mesquite 21-7.@SportsDayHS | #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/7V1y8QoNI4
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) is ridiculous, Part II.— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) November 2, 2019
The Ohio State commit makes this incredible one-handed grab and somehow stays in bounds.
Rockwall down at the Mesquite 1. @SportsDayHS | #txhsfb | @brianhartline pic.twitter.com/o9xfVs1jL8
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) is ridiculous, Part III.— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) November 2, 2019
The Ohio State pledge goes for 55 yards on this TD.
He now has 216 yards and 2 TDs, and were still in the first half.@rockwalljfndfb leads Mesquite 42-21. @SportsDayHS | #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/1q2NGIrmI4
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) is ridiculous, Part IV.— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) November 2, 2019
The Ohio State commit now has 258 yards receiving and 3 TDs. Beautiful ball by Braedyn Locke. @rockwalljfndfb leads Mesquite 49-28. @SportsDayHS | #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/9oiLPruzXh
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.