To think the No. 1 Wide Receiver for Alabama transferred FROM, THE Ohio State Buckeyes because he wasn’t going to get the touches and you’ll see why after this post. The Buckeyes are on pace to have three 1,000 yard receivers. Chris Olave and Garret Wilson get most of the headlines but it is the Sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba that leads the team with 59 receptions, 1,027 yards also leads the team, Smith-Njigba also leads the team in Yards Per Catch with 17.4. Olave and Wilson both have over 50 receptions this year and will probably get to 1,000 yards in the next two games.
This will be the first time in Big 10 history that a school will have three 1,000 yard receivers in the same season and the sixth time in FBS history. Even though they will be losing Olave and Wilson, Buckeye fans will have Jaxon Smith-Njigba back next year. They have the top 2020 High School Wide Receiver from 2020, Julian Fleming, currently on the roster. Guess where the top High School Receiver from the 2021 class has committed to? If you guess Ohio State you are correct. We’ll see you soon Quinn Ewers.
The win over the M. State Spartans was so dominating that the Buckeyes leapfrogged the Alabama Crimson Tide in the standings to No. 2. This Buckeyes team poses a serious threat to Georgia or Alabama if we get the luxury of witnessing such a matchup because they aren’t just a passing team. They also have a true freshman that just broke Archie Griffen’s 49-year-old record. He rushed for 277 yards and 3 TDs against Tulsa. TreVeyon Henderson is a monster if a defense takes away the passing game (which is highly unlikely) they are capable of running the football.