The wide receiver position is one that a lot of college teams tend to recruit almost as heavily as the quarterback. However, just like all the positions the high schools tend to have some great recruits coming out for the college season. However, who is among the best recruits and where are they heading? Well, it is time to delve into that topic and explore how they might contribute to their teams right away.
Gee Scott Jr. is coming out of Eastside Catholic and is looking to take his skills from the field in Washington to Ohio State. Scott could find some playing time as a freshman, but most likely will spend time developing his skills on the practice field his freshman year. However, at 6’2” and 207 pounds he has decent size that will be very competitive in the Big Ten.
Demond Demas is not heading far from home. The Tomball high school product is heading to Texas A&M. He will come in standing at 6’3” and 182 pounds. With his size and skill, plus A&M not having as much in the way of depth as what the team would be expected to have it could lead to Demas being able to make an immediate impact on the field.
Kayshon Boutte is heading out of Westgate in New Iberia, LA and going to be playing for the LSU Tigers. Now, for Boutte, the college game could be a little bit more of a challenge for him as he is only 6 foot and comes in weighing 180 pounds. Now, Boutte is a little bit on the undersized side, but does run good routes. Look for him to join the pool of wide outs for the Tigers and be on the rotation.
Jaxson Smith-Njigba is heading from the warmth of Rockwall, Texas to Ohio State. He joins another great recruiting class heading to Ohio State. He is coming into the school standing at 6’1” and weighing in at 188 pounds, which may not be the size needed to go across the middle in the Big Ten.
Julian Fleming is heading into Ohio State from Southern Columbia, which is located in Catawissa, PA. That means Fleming is bypassing another Big Ten rival in Penn State to head to Ohio State. However, Fleming is coming in with some decent height at 6’2” and 199 pounds, which should help him a little bit if he wants to cross the middle of the field. In fact, he is such a good skilled wide out that he may end up contributing almost immediately.