The Old Coach

Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Tim Verghese

Jaxon Smith-Njigba

  • Position: WR
  • Measurables: 5’11 170lbs
  • School: Rockwall
  • James Lott Rating: 9.25
  • Status:Committed (Ohio State)

James Lott's Prospect Breakdown

Strengths: Outstanding HS production at Rockwall High School over the past several years. Big
possession Wr with good route running ability. Possesses Alpha, give me the ball attitude on the
field and is not afraid to take on the challenge of heavy target work load. Excellent competitive
instincts will take on any challenge. Gets good push off the Los during route running with long,
powerful strides to separate from the defenders. Uses laser-like focus tracking the ball in the air
over either shoulder. Has good understanding of how to stack cornerbacks and keep them on his
hip. Shows solid second gear to run under the long ball. Route running showed improvement in
2018. Knows how to vary route speed and present indecision in defenders. Excellent hands and
RAC ability. Dominates in red zone. High-point catcher who uses well-timed leaps and long arms to
win the 50-50 throws.

Bottom Line: Led the state in receiving yards in 2018 with 1828 yards on 97 receptions.AP Class 6A first-team all-state selection as a junior. Selected to The Old Coach’s All-State Team in 2018. Adidas All-American. Ohio State commit since November 2018. Younger brother of Canaan Smith-Njigba, a left fielder in the New York Yankees organization.

Grade: 9.25

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