Before they team up next fall for Ohio State’s 2020 season, four of the eight commitments from the Buckeyes’ current recruiting class are slated to cap their high school careers together.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (6-1, 188) became the latest OSU pledge to declare his all-star decision, announcing Wednesday night in favor of next year’s All-American Bowl.
I want to thank god for blessing me to play this game. I want to thank my family, teammates and coaches for pushing me and turning my dreams into reality. I am honored to be selected to play in 2020 ARMY ALL AMERICAN GAME on NBC in January pic.twitter.com/ID0WpfUN08
— Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) April 18, 2019
With the choice, the four-star wide receiver from Rockwall, Texas, joins three familiar faces.
He follows Cincinnati St. Xavier five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson (6-7 1/2, 295), Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic four-star wide receiver Gee Scott (6-3, 211) and Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional four-star offensive guard/center Luke Wypler (6-3 1/2, 285) as OSU’s fourth commit set to play in the annual all-star game.
Future #Buckeye is headed to San Antonio.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) has committed to the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ #AllAmericanBowl 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/InyGhQOgdl
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) April 18, 2019
The All-American Bowl kicks off Jan. 4 at noon ET on NBC from the Alamodome in San Antonio.