The Ohio State football program has been absolutely on fire with its recruiting in the last three days. This comes after the Buckeyes had a slow start to recruiting in the 2023 cycle, having slipped to 8th in the rankings until just a couple of days ago.
Now, the Buckeyes are soaring up those rankings. First, they landed five-star receiver Carnell Tate. Yesterday, they followed that up by getting five-star receiver Brandon Inniss. Today, they complete the three-peat by landing their third top-50 receiver in three days.
Today, Brian Hartline got a commitment from Noah Rogers. Rogers is a four-star receiver from North Carolina and is now the fourth receiver that the Buckeyes have in the 2023 recruiting class. Just because he’s the third-best in terms of ranking doesn’t mean he’s not still really good.
Rogers stands at 6’2 and 180 pounds. He is one of those track guys that has some great top-end speed. Based on the tape I’ve seen, he’s very fluid getting out of his breaks and has some really good hands. That speed is great for him to catch the deep ball, which he’s also very good at tracking.
Hartline has been on an absolute tear this week. He landed three great receivers in three days because he was able to point to the success he’s had with other guys he’s coached. Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave just got picked back-to-back in the NFL Draft and Jaxon Smith-Njigba will be a first-rounder next year.
I’d be shocked if the Buckeyes got another receiver for this class. Four seems to be the max in a single recruiting class for a position like receiver. It’s just a shame that Hartline can’t recruit for all of the other positions the Ohio State football team needs depth in.
Buckeye fans need to cherish Hartline while they have him because he won’t be sticking around forever.