Ohio State Football Recruiting: Top-50 WR Noah Rogers commits, keeps hot streak going for Buckeyes

Ohio State Football Recruiting: Top-50 WR Noah Rogers commits, keeps hot streak going for Buckeyes

Ohio State Football Recruiting: Top-50 WR Noah Rogers commits, keeps hot streak going for Buckeyes

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Ohio State’s successful run this week with its touted 2023 receivers outlook continued on Wednesday when the Buckeyes landed a pledge from Noah Rogers. Ranked as the No. 50 overall prospect in the class and the No. 9 recipient, according to the 247Sports Composite, Rogers gives Ohio State three of the top 10 recipient prospects in the class.

The Buckeyes also received a pledge from five-star recipient Brandon Inniss on Tuesday after the start of the week with a pledge from five-star recipient Carnell Tate on Monday† Although Rogers is only a four star prospect for now, he is another great opportunity for Ohio State receiver coach Brian Hartline.

Considered the top-ranked North Carolina prospect in the class of 2023, Rogers chose Ohio state after his visit last weekend. The 6-foot-2 prospect also visited Clemson earlier this month and will visit North Carolina this weekend, according to his 247Sports profile.

The construction of a blockbuster wide receiver class at Ohio State is just the continuation of a strong run in position for the Buckeyes after receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave were taken No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, in the 2022 NFL Draft This season, Ohio State is expected to have arguably the nation’s top receiver on its roster in junior Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who is projected to number 10 in CBS Sports draft pundit Ryan Wilson’s final 2023 mockout.

Noah Rogers’s Scouting Report

Rogers caught 70 passes for 1,432 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior last season for a Rolesville High School team that reached the 4A state semifinals in North Carolina. He’s also held jobs throughout his high school career and projects as a future second or third round draft pick, according to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn:

Verified size with verified sub 4.5 speed and plus length. Also competes in the job. Prolific big-play receiver averaged 20.5 yards and had 22 touchdowns on 70 catches. Smooth route runner. Goes well off-line and in routes. Comes out of breaks and accelerates to get separation. Adapts well to off-target throws and shows excellent ball skills. His determination and willingness to make plays in traffic. Shows body control and makes acrobatic catches look easy. Knows how to use size to protect defenses. High-point ball good and excels on 50-50 balls. Shows the ability to pierce the defense and make big play after the catch. Shows some elusiveness after the catch, but is at his best when securing the catch and standing up. Consistently stands behind the defense despite the fact that there is little press coverage. Knows how to sit in holes against zone. Willing blocker. Has power throughout the frame, but will need to keep developing power. Refining the route and being a little sharper in breaks will help. High Level Recipient at Top 10 University Program. NFL draft potential in the early round.

Ohio State’s 2023 Class

Landing Rogers puts Ohio State squarely on the heels of Notre Dame in the race for the nation’s top 2023 recruiting class. He is the Buckeyes’ 13th commitment of the cycle and 12th with a prospect rating of at least four stars. In addition to the trio of recipients committed this week, Ohio State also has pledges from four-star receiver Bryson Rodgers and four-star tight end Ty Lockwood, who is the No. 8 tight end in the class.