Signed: Top-50 Prospect Noah Rogers Adds Another Nationally Elite Pass Catcher to Ohio State's Deep Stable of Wideouts

By Griffin Strom on December 21, 2022 at 7:40 am
Noah Rogers

Another year, another elite wide receiver signing for Brian Hartline.

Rolesville, North Carolina’s Noah Rogers inked his National Letter of Intent to make his commitment to Ohio State official on Wednesday, which means the country’s No. 45 overall prospect and No. 7 wideout will join what is arguably Ohio State’s most talent-rich position room.

The second-rated player in his home state committed to Ohio State on June 22, which marked the end of a three-day stretch in which Hartline set the recruiting world ablaze by earning commitments from Rogers and fellow 2023 wide receivers Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate.

Rogers is the second-highest-rated receiver of the three, per the 247Sports composite rankings, and gives Ohio State three of the 10 best wideouts in the 2023 cycle. Rogers is one of four wide receivers to commit to Ohio State before the start of the Early Signing Period, with fellow four-star prospect Bryson Rodgers (No. 325 overall) being the first.

The Rogers File

  • Class: 2023
  • Size: 6-2/195
  • Pos: Wide receiver
  • School: Rolesville (Rolesville, North Carolina)
  • Star Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: #45 (#7 WR)

Inniss, a five-star prospect and the No. 29 overall recruit in the country, is the only pre-signing day Ohio State commit with a better composite ranking than Rogers.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Rogers is a big, strong target who mostly lined up on the outside for Rolesville High School. Rogers’ length and athleticism made him a go-to downfield target and red zone threat in high school, and his ability to pull down 50/50 balls is second-to-none. But Rogers also has speed to burn, given that his 40-yard dash clocks in at approximately 4.5 seconds.

Not just a pass-catching threat, Rogers was more than willing to commit himself to run blocking at the high school level. Given Ryan Day’s excitement about the physical play of his wideouts in 2022, there’s little doubt that will win him bonus points with his new head coach upon arriving on campus.

Rogers put up staggering statistics in his final three years of high school football. As a sophomore, Rogers hauled in 591 yards and nine touchdowns on just 26 catches in nine games.

Statistically, Rogers’ junior campaign was his most impressive. In 15 games, Rogers caught 70 passes for a whopping 1,432 yards and 22 receiving scores. Rogers averaged 95.5 receiving yards per game in his penultimate season in high school.

Rogers caught far fewer passes as a senior, just 39, but still finished with 799 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. In fact, Rogers didn’t have a single high school season in which he averaged less than 20.5 yards per catch. Rogers also showed off his ability to make plays on special teams as a senior, as he returned 13 kickoffs for 358 yards, including a 90-yard return. Rogers returned a kickoff for a score this past season, had a punt return touchdown as a junior and scored a rushing touchdown in each of those years. 

I think it’s safe to say Rogers is a threat to make some plays in scarlet and gray. And heck, he might just score a few touchdowns, too.

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