Ohio State’s good run this week with its touted 2023 recipient prospects continued Wednesday when the Buckeyes received a commitment from Noah Rogers. Rodgers is ranked 50th overall in his class and 9th among receivers by the 247Sports Composite, giving Ohio State three of the top 10 prospects in his class.
The Buckeyes also received a commitment from five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss.after starting the week with the promise of five-star wide receiver Carnell Tate . Although Rogers simply A four-star prospect at the moment, he is another terrific acquisition for Ohio State wide receiver Brian Hartline.
Rogers is considered the top prospect from North Carolina in the class of 2023 and chose Ohio State after visiting last weekend. According to his 247Sports profile, the 6-foot-2 prospect also visited Clemson earlier this month and, according to his 247Sports profile, is due to visit North Carolina this weekend.
Ohio State’s building of a wide-ranging receiver class is simply a continuation of a strong run in the Buckeyes position after receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olav took 10th and 11th overall, respectively, in the 2022 NFL Draft. Ohio State is expected to have on its roster this season arguably the best wide receiver in the nation in junior Jackson Smith-Njigba, who is projected to take 10th overall in CBS Sports Draft expert Ryan Wilson’s latest 2023 draft. year.
Intelligence report by Noah Rogers
Rodgers caught 70 passes for 1,432 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior last season for a Rolesville high school team that reached the State 4A semi-finals in North Carolina. According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Don, he has also had success during his high school career and plans to be a future second or third round pick:
Tested size with tested speed less than 4.5 and plus length. He also competes in athletics. An effective wide-play receiver averaged 20.5 yards and threw for 22 touchdowns on 70 catches. Smooth route runner. It breaks down well and goes on routes. Coming out of breaks and accelerating to break away. Adapts well to off-target shots and demonstrates excellent ball handling skills. His confident and willing to play in traffic jams. Demonstrates body control and makes acrobatics easy. Knows how to use size to cover a defensive back. He scores well and beats 50-50 goals. Demonstrates the ability to break through the defense and play big after the catch. Demonstrates some elusiveness after the catch, but at best manifests itself when grabbing the catch and climbing into the field. Constantly behind the defense despite very little press coverage. Able to sit in holes against the zone. Voluntary blocker. It has strength throughout the body, but it needs to continue to develop strength. Fine-tuning your run along the route and a little sharper breaks will help. High-level receiver in the Top 10 college program. Early-round NFL draft potential.
Ohio State Class of 2023
Landing Rogers puts Ohio State right on the heels of Notre Dame in the race for the nation’s top recruiting class in 2023. It is the 13th Buckeyes commitment in the cycle and 12th with a prospect rating of at least four stars. In addition to the three receivers who committed this week, Ohio State also has commitments from four-star wide receiver Bryson Rodgers and four-star tight end Ty Lockwood, who ranks eighth in the tight end in his class.