Elite high school wide receiver prospect Jeremiah Smith has been growing a large fan base. With his combination of speed, athleticism, strength, and hands, he has risen up the rankings and become the No. 1 recruit on the 247Sports Composite. Even top athletes have taken notice of the Ohio State commit.
“Can’t wait to see him in Scarlet & Gray,” the Los Angeles Lakers star tweeted, sharing the video link to his audience of 52.7 million followers.
Can’t wait to see him in Scarlet & Gray https://t.co/GT73qt2Tfr
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 20, 2023
It’s easy to see why LeBron likes him. Smith is incredibly smooth, whether he’s breaking out of a tackle, running in open space, or Mossing a defender. His rise up the rankings has been punctuated by both 247Sports ranking him as the No. 1 player in the class, while both On3 and Rivals have him at No. 2 (Rivals has not updated since August).
Smith quote-tweeted James’ tweet in acknowledgement of the love being shown:
Smith broke out as a junior, recording 1,098 yards and 20 touchdowns in 14 games. He has continued his stellar play as a senior, recording 1,083 yards and 16 touchdowns in just 11 games, according to MaxPreps.
He has been a key part of Chaminade-Madonna’s (Hollywood, Fla.) spectacular season. The team is 11-0 and ranked No. 2 in the Super 25 national rankings. Smith has recorded at least one touchdown in every game, and he recorded 17 receptions, 321 yards and three touchdowns against 10-1 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) in September.
Chaminade-Madonna is entering the regional finals, where a victory would send them to the state semifinals. Smith will work to finish his high school career strong — and James will be watching.