If you've been keeping up with Jaxon Smith-Njigba's ridiculous, seemingly endless highlight reels of one-handed catches and breakaway touchdowns on Twitter, this will come as no surprise...
Smith-Njigba has risen up the 247Sports list of top-rated receivers, moving into the No. 3 spot in the latest 2020 receiver rankings.
With Julian Fleming at No. 1, Smith-Njigba at No. 3 and Gee Scott Jr. at No. 5, that gives Ohio State's 2020 wide receivers class three players in the top five. Mookie Cooper, the fourth wideout commit, is the 26th-ranked receiver.
One of TD in another record-setting performance in a colossal playoff game ...#OhioState commitment Jaxon Smith is @jaxon_smith1 @Rivals @rivalsmike @MarcGivlerBG @Kevin_Noon @RISDAthletics @ryandaytime @brianhartline pic.twitter.com/MmQDluKFMY— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) November 23, 2019
Fleming and Scott have each remained steady in the rankings, Fleming still holding the top spot and Scott falling by one spot, but it's Smith-Njigba who has seen the biggest rise, jumping five spots into No. 3.
It was difficult to decide which of Smith-Njigba's recent highlights to post in this piece, as he racked up six touchdowns (five receiving scores in the first half and one rushing touchdown in the second half) on 15 catches to pair with 252 yards receiving in a 60-59 win last weekend that sent Rockwall High School to the third round of the 6A, Division I Texas state playoffs.
Smith-Njigba is in Texas, Scott is in Washington and Fleming is in Pennsylvania, as the Buckeyes have made it clear they can land the nation's best receiver talent from all over the country.