Ohio State Football: Is Jeremiah Smith Ohio State’s next superstar?

Ohio State offensive coordinator Brian Hartline watches the team prepare for its 2022 game against Toledo at Ohio Stadium.2022-10-10-toledo
Ohio State offensive coordinator Brian Hartline watches the team prepare for its 2022 game against Toledo at Ohio Stadium.2022-10-10-toledo /

When it comes to Ohio State football, there is one position that has risen to the top of all of college football. That position is led by former NFL wide receiver and Buckeye, Brian Hartline. His receiving room is the best in the country. He consistently recruits top-level talent and develops them into high NFL draft picks.

One of his incoming freshmen could be a top-level player as soon as he steps on campus. That man is Jeremiah Smith. He is ranked as the number two player in the Class of 2024 by 247Sports composite. 

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He has also received some very high praise, including from 247Sports own Andrew Ivins. Ivins pro comparison is, Julio Jones. Yes, that Julio Jones. It is easy to see why. Put on the film and you will see how awesome this young man is. He is a once-in-a-decade type of prospect. He is just a naturally gifted receiver. Florida schools meanwhile, are foaming at the mouth at trying to flip this man from Ohio State.

However, Smith has reaffirmed his commitment multiple times to Ohio State and their fans.

Last season, Smith had over 1,000 receiving yards, and had 20 receiving touchdowns. He plays at one of the top schools in the state of Florida, Chaminade-Madonna Prep. They play top-level competition year in and year out. He also plays on one of the best 7 on 7 teams in the country as well.

Overall the man has gotten plenty of reps against some of the best talents in the country. He has proven time and time again that he is a legit prospect. Many think whenever he gets on campus he will be a day one starter. That will be for Coach Ryan Day, and Brian Hartline to decide.

However, the physical gifts are there. Standing at 6’3, 198 pounds, he has the one thing coaches will tell you you can’t teach, size.

Coach Hartline is probably giddy at the thought of having a guy as talented as Smith in his room. Hartline has developed some of the best receivers in the Ohio State football program’s long-storied history. Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr, the list goes on. But you could argue that none of them had the skillset like Smith.

They all have their own set of hype as well. Harrison Jr came in with the hype of being the son of a Hall of Famer. Wilson was a five-star out of Texas. Olave did not have much hype as he was a low four-star, or high three-star depending on the site you look at.

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Overall, Smith should feel pleased as long as he has Brian Hartline as his position coach he should not worry about his development toward the NFL. Fans can not wait to see him wear the Scarlet and Gray soon in Ohio Stadium. Where he will play for the World Famous, Ohio State football team!