Five-star receiver tells Ohio State fans to chill out

It is no secret Ohio State football fans are passionate. Few programs in the country have fan bases with as much to say as Buckeye Nation. However, it is also no secret a small minority of the fans take things too far. We may have another example of that with a recent recruiting pledge.

Jeremiah Smith is a five-star wide receiver in the class of 2024. He is currently committed to Ohio State, but until pen meets paper, anything could happen, especially in regard to a teenager’s future — and Buckeye fans know it.

Smith committed to Ohio State in December but still plans to take visits. He most recently scheduled a visit with an in-state heavy hitter, Florida State, and some Buckeye fans have expressed their disappointment through social media. That prompted Smith to take to Twitter with a message.

Smith is 100% on the money with this tweet. Too many fans are over-the-line passionate about the decisions of teenagers. It is great to have pride in your program, but laying off the harassing of high school athletes is a message we can all get behind.


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