The Buckeyes have an elite class of wide receivers joining the team in 2020, and one five-star recruit, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, is ready to do whatever it takes to win.
Smith-Njigba is just one of several skilled receivers. Players like Julian Fleming and Gee Scott Jr. will also be ready to compete for their rightful spot on the team.
However, aside from those three, the team will still have weapons like Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave. This team’s threats on the edge will be the best in the nation, and at least one recruit will be putting the team first.
Letterman Row’s Spencer Holbrook was able to sit down with Jaxon Smith-Njigba and ask him about the upcoming season and his potential role in the Buckeyes’ offense.
“You just got to look at the bigger picture. If you want to win, you’ll do whatever it takes to win. We got threats all across the field, so coming in, of course you want to see 15 balls a game. But realistically, it’s not going to happen at any level at any school. That’s really not in my mind. However many balls I have, I’ve just got to make the opportunity and take advantage of that,” Smith-Njigba said.
Smith-Njigba will likely be the team’s fourth-string receiver.
Although the fifth-best receiver in the Class of 2020, he’ll be battling with the likes of Fleming, the best receiver in the class, and Garrett Wilson, another five-star recruit and the second-best receiver in the Class of 2019.
It will be a tough battle out wide in Columbus. However, as long as players like Smith-Njigba, Wilson, and Fleming all take their respective roles as an opportunity to grow, this team will be just fine.