It had been a quiet couple months for Ohio State recruiting. With the Zach Smith scandal, and Urban Meyer suspension to focus on, the Buckeyes didn’t spend a ton of time recruiting in August, and then with the season starting, commits slowed to a near stop from August through October. The Buckeyes landed Jameson Williams, but he was the only Buckeye commit in that timespan.
They broke that dryspell in a huge way today, landing 2019 running back Marcus Crowley earlier, and now, 2020 receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
I just want to thank GOD! pic.twitter.com/brVbw7XuLo— Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) November 5, 2018
Smith-Njigba is the seventh member of Ohio State’s 2020 class, and the first receiver, meaning he’ll likely get to know the quarterback of the future at Ohio State, Jack Miller, very well over the next year before signing with the Buckeyes. His commitment keeps Ohio State firmly in contention for the top class in the country for 2020, and while things are still early, that class just keeps getting better and better.
Smith-Njigba is also familiar with another very popular Buckeye recruit, 2019 receiver Garrett Wilson. Both are from Texas, and seemed to be very comfortable with each other yesterday as they were both on campus for Ohio State’s 36-31 victory of Nebraska.
The Rockwall, Texas, native is rated as the 288th best player in the country, and the 59th best receiver, according to 247Sports. He’s a consensus four-star, just like the other six members of Ohio State’s 2020 class.
Land-Grant Holy Land will have more on this commitment soon. In the meantime, you can check out Smith-Njigba’s highlights below.