While the Early Signing Period is approaching for the 2023 recruiting class, Ohio State is already getting a start on 2024, adding a commitment on Wednesday from Opa Locka (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith (6-3, 185).
Smith is one of the top prospect in his class, checking in at No. 2 overall – behind only Chandler, Ariz., five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola (6-3, 220), who is also committed to the Buckeyes – and the No. 1 receiver for the cycle. He caught 31 passes for 667 yards and seven touchdowns this past season for Chaminade-Madonna Prep.
Ohio State and Smith have long been connected, as he was offered by wide receivers coach Brian Hartline in June of 2021 after camping with the Buckeyes. He’s since made several return trips to Ohio State, including an unofficial visit this past season for the Buckeyes’ win over Notre Dame.
He chose Ohio State over several other top schools, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State and Tennessee, among others.