Brian Hartline had already dominated Ohio State’s wide receiver recruiting in the 2023 cycle.
And wouldn’t you know it, but the OSU wide receivers coach is at it again for 2024.
Ohio State bolstered its 2024 class on Wednesday, landing five-star Florida wide off Jeremiah Smith, giving Hartline another top-100 wide receiver commitment and its seventh five-star wide receiver since the 2019 cycle. has landed are Brandon Inniss, Garrett Wilson, Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Emeka Egbuka.
According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Smith is the second-best player in the 2024 cycle and the highest-rated wideout.
The Smith File
- Class: 2024
- Mate: 6-3/185
- Position: Wide receiver
- School: Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Florida)
- Composite rating: ★★★★★
- Composite rank: 2 (1WR)
Smith first attended OSU in June 2021 and took up his scholarship offer in a camp.
“I enjoyed Coach Hartline and how he explained the releases and everything,” Smith shared Eleven fighters from his visit last June. “I loved the city, I love everything (about OSU). It meant a lot to get the offer, it was one of my favorite schools growing up.”
He returned to campus months later for an October 30 gameday visit against Penn State, and later made a spring visit to Ohio State from April 1–3. Since his profile picture on Twitter for much of 2021 was of Smith in a Buckeye uniform and he continued to post pictures of himself wearing OSU gear on social media, his commitment seemed only a matter of time.
High-level college football success runs in the family, as Jeremiah is the cousin of NFL quarterback Geno Smith.
Smith transferred to Chamindae-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Florida) in his second season. If that school sounds familiar, it’s where both freshman cornerback Ryan Turner and freshman defensive end Kenyatta Jackson Jr. were present.
In his junior season for Chaminade-Madonna Prep, Smith caught 58 passes for 1,073 yards and a whopping 20 touchdowns, including a one-handed highlight-worthy grab in Florida’s state championship.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Smith was also the team’s second best receiver in his sophomore year, as he caught 31 passes for 667 yards and seven touchdowns. His best game of the season was when it mattered most again, as he racked up 172 yards and a touchdown that led Chaminade-Madonna Prep to a state title in a game against Tampa Berkley.
Smith has a close relationship with Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss, several key Ohio State employees, as they all play together on the same seven-on-seven team. If nothing else, Dylan Raiola, Ohio State’s five-star quarterback commit in 2024, will not be short on guns when he arrives on campus.
Ohio State defeated Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Texas A&M, and USC, among others, to clinch Smith’s commitment.