Get to know Rolesville, N.C., four-star wide receiver Noah Rogers, who signed his national letter of intent with Ohio State on Wednesday.
Height, Weight: 6-2, 195.
247 Composite Rankings: He’s rated as the 45th overall prospect, ninth-best wide receiver and the top recruit out of North Carolina.
Commitment Date: Rogers committed to Ohio State on June 22.
Other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia.
How he did in high school: Rogers wrapped an impressive prep career this past season, finishing with 148 receptions for 3,138 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns over four years for Rolesville, including a receiving line of 39-799-15 this past season as the Rams finished 10-4.
Why he committed to Ohio State: Rogers was offered this past January by Ohio State, and the Buckeyes had to make up some serious gains given that NC State had heavily been recruiting the receiver ever since offering him on March 25, 2021.
Rogers made several unofficial visits to the Wolfpack in 2021 and 2022 and was supposed to take an official visit to Ohio State on June 17, but it never materialized due to flight issues. Even so, he felt comfortable enough with Ohio State to commit to the Buckeyes on June 22, capping off commitments in three consecutive days from himself, Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate.
Where he fits in for 2023: Even with the departure of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, the Buckeyes will have no shortage of receivers for Kyle McCord or Devin Brown next season with Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka and likely Julian Fleming all returning.
There may be room for a freshman wideout to make an impact – it’s been done before, with Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Smith-Njigba all standing out at points in their freshmen seasons – but it will be an uphill battle with Inniss, Tate and Bryson Rodgers also competing for snaps as a freshman, not to mention last year’s freshman class with Kojo Antwi, Kaleb Brown, Caleb Burton and Kyion Grayes all looking to see the field.