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5-Star Ohio State Commit Visiting Miami, Not Penn State, June 23-25

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin November 12, 2022 David Hague/NSN

Five-star Class of 2024 WR Jeremiah Smith was supposed to take his official visit to Penn State the weekend of June 23-25.

That’s no longer the case.

Frank Tucker of reported in the middle of the night Monday that Smith is now visiting Miami that weekend.

To say Smith’s a big time recruit would be an understatement. He’s the top-rated receiver in the ‘24 class and one the second-ranked overall player in the country overall. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Opa Locka, Florida, committed to Ohio State last December days before Early Signing Day 2023. If Smith ends up signing with Ohio State this winter and subsequently lives up to the hype, he won’t be a player Penn State or its fans will want to see in the Big Ten.

Despite committing to Ohio State in December, Smith has continued to make visits to top Power Five schools, including Miami, Florida, Florida State and Georgia.

During his junior campaign, Smith compiled 58 receptions for 1,073 yards and 20 touchdowns, leading Chaminade in all three categories.

Smith led Chaminade to a state championship with 13 consecutive wins before falling to national power Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to close the 2022 season.

Despite Smith not coming to town next weekend, Penn State has some solid momentum building with ‘24 receivers. Four-star in-state product Tyseer Denmark (Philadelphia) took his Penn State official visit this weekend and announced his de-commitment from Oregon while on that visit. Penn State had another in-state receiver, Pittsburgh Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez, on campus for an OV this past weekend. Penn State’s ‘24 Class currently sits at 17 with well over a week left in June.

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