Jaxon Smith-Njigba Defies Physics To Smoke Mesquite

Ohio State football recruiting Jaxon Smith-Njigba

When you’re a high-level FBS football recruit playing against guys who might top out in high school, you’re sometimes going to look like you’re on a whole different level.

But Friday night in Texas, 2020 Ohio State WR commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba did something more than that.

He’s ranked as the No. 57 prospect in the 2020 class, the 7th-best player in all of Texas and the 9th-best wide receiver in the class, and it’s not hard to see why.

Smith-Njigba put up 325 receiving yards and four touchdowns as his Rockwall team smoked Mesquite, 66-42.

Their QB, Braedyn Locke, went 15-for-25 for 415 yards and five scores, mostly to Smith-Njigba. That works out to 16.6 yards per attempt and 27.7 yards per completion.

Because you’ve spent time online, you’re probably cynical enough to be wondering if this was against some terrible Bad News Bears-type program full of no-hope players that had no chance.

Nope! The Mesquite Skeeters play Class 6A, the highest class in Texas high school football. They’re 7-2 this year and their quarterback is a Minnesota commit.

They held their previous two opponents to 14 and 10 points, so they’re not so defensively-inept, offense-only juggernaut, either.

This is a big-time program, playing big-boy football in Texas, and Smith-Njigba still blew up like Vesuvius.

But that’s not the really impressive part of it.

No, the real story here is HOW Smith-Njigba did it.

Just scroll through these highlights from one game against a strong opponent and try to figure out how there are supposedly six better players than this in Texas.

Here’s a better look at Smith-Njigba tight-roping the sidelines on that play.


4 Responses

  1. Sign Brian Hartline to a life-long contract NOW!!!

  2. In 2021, Ohio State is going to debut the “seven-wide” formation which will prove to be utterly unstoppable.

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