Ohio State this afternoon secured a commitment from a prospect outside the state with local ties when three-star receiver Zephyrhills (Fla.) Wiregrass Ranch Bryson Rodgers Buckeyes promised his services.
Don’t be fooled by his evaluation, as he is everyone who is good enough to play as a wide receiver coach. Brian Hartline should be among the best rated players in the wide receiver position in any given cycle.
you dont believe me? Just look at where he will soon choose the first round Chris Olave a junior Jaxon Smith-Njigba were evaluated at the time of their commitments. They were considered the 54th and 59th best wide receivers in their class.
Rodgers will definitely follow in their footsteps, as he has all the physical tools to impress inside or out. However, these comparisons may be a little unfair given what Olave did and what Smith-Njigba did during his time in Columbus.
It is probably best to think of a wide receiver for a freshman Kyion Grayes, which gained significant national attention when the Buckeys became involved in its recruitment. After all, Rodgers’ modest 42 catches at 645 yards during his junior season is not something to jump out of the site – although he recorded 17 touchdowns for the Vikings last fall.
“He has improved his game and become one of the most diverse receivers not only in Florida but throughout the country.” Inside the knightsBrian Smith said after seeing Rodgers and the new defender in the corner Dijon Johnson last month in Tournament 7 vs. 7. “Speed is the main reason why.”
“Rodgers have consistently fled the defenders during the shallow transition routes, connecting routes, slopes and any other roads you can imagine. Its explosiveness allows for piece games that most receivers simply do not have the ability to create. Here are the details.
“Rodger’s hands are impressive, then there are fun things to talk about. Set up defenders with shaking movements or hesitations, then “stop and go” along the way to defeat the defender over the top of the defense. Rodgers is a truly talented artist who will soon become a great success at the university level. After seeing Rodgers again today, there is no doubt that he is one of the top 100 national talents.
As for how Rodgers fits into the classroom, Ohio will take at least three wide receivers in this cycle and could move it back to four if he’s the right player. Not to mention that the room is currently crowded with players who are likely to head to the NFL after three years in Columbus, including Smith-Njigbu, Marvin Harrison Jr. a Emeka Egubkaso the cabinet will need to be constantly refilled.
With that in mind, five-star Carnell Tate of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy and five-star Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage Brandon Inniss are at the top of the list, but Folsom, California, four-star rich flowers; and Rolesville, NC, Four Star Noah Rogers also worth watching.
The Buckeyes also recently made a good impression on the four-star Longview, Texas Jalen Hale during an unofficial visit earlier this month. He plans to hire an official in the fall, which could help staff take a big step towards another elite expansion from Lone Star State.
This means that Rodgers’ promise further demonstrates Ohio’s commitment to the talented state of Florida. He now joins Johnson’s four-star running team, Fort Lauderdale American Heritage Mark Fletcher and four-star safety Titusville Cocoa Cedrick Hawkins in class – with potential others on the way.
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