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


Ohio State’s successful streak this week with touted 2023 wide receiver prospects continued on Wednesday when the Buckeyes got a commitment from Noah Rogers. Ranked the No. 50 overall prospect in the class and the No. 9 receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite, Rogers gives Ohio State three of the top 10 receiving prospects in the class.

The Buckeyes also got a commitment from five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss. on Tuesday after starting the week with a commitment from five-star receiver Carnell Tate on Monday. Although Rogers is single a four-star prospect for now, is another tremendous accomplishment for Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline.

Rogers is considered North Carolina’s top-ranked prospect in the 2023 class and chose Ohio State after visiting last weekend. The 6-foot-2 prospect also visited Clemson earlier this month and is scheduled to visit North Carolina this weekend, according to his 247Sports profile.

Ohio State’s building of a highly successful wide receiver class is simply the continuation of a strong run at the Buckeyes’ position after wide receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave were picked No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, in the 2022 NFL Draft. This season, Ohio State is expected to have perhaps the best receiver in the country on its roster in junior Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who is projected at No. 10 in the 2023 draft finale. CBS Sports draft expert Ryan Wilson.

Noah Rogers 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 also ran track during his high school career and is projected as a future second- or third-round pick, according to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn:

Verified size with verified sub 4.5 speed and more length. He also competes on track. The productive big-play receiver averaged 20.5 yards and had 22 touchdowns on 70 catches. Smooth road runner. It goes off the line and into the routes well. He comes off the brakes and accelerates to gain separation. He adapts well to wide shots and shows excellent ball skills. His sure hand and willing to make plays in traffic. He demonstrates body control and makes acrobatic catches look easy. He knows how to use size to protect the defensive back. He points the ball well and excels at 50-50 balls. He shows an ability to drill through the defense and make big play after catch. He shows some elusiveness after the catch, but it’s better when he secures the catch and gets up off the field. He consistently gets behind the defense despite facing very little press coverage. He knows how to sit in holes against zone. Willing blocker. He has strength throughout the frame, but he will need to continue to build strength. Fine-tuning the road race and being a bit more precise on the breaks will help. High-end receiver in the Top 10 college program. First-round NFL draft potential.

Ohio State Class of 2023

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

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