The NAPA Buckeye Recruit of the Week!

Massillon Washington WR Devin Smith, an Ohio State verbal commitment for the class of 2011, is also TWIF’s No. 2-ranked wide receiver in Ohio!

TWIF’s Top Five Ohio WR Prospects for the Class of 2011

1. Shane Wynn

Glenville H.S.; Cleveland

5-8, 155

College favorite: Offers from Illinois, Miami (FL), Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, USC and West Virginia.


2. Devin Smith

Massillon Washington H.S.; Massillon

6-1, 175

College favorites: Verbally committed to Ohio State.


3. A.J. Jordan

Trotwood-Madison H.S.; Trotwood

6-3, 170

College favorite: Offers from Cincinnati, Colorado, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina, Northwestern, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin. 


4. Justin Olack

Massillon Washington H.S.; Massillon

6-4, 190

College favorite: Verbally committed to Pittsburgh.


5. Shaquille Washington

Maple Heights H.S.; Maple Heights

5-9, 160

College favorite: Verbally committed to Cincinnati.


Buckeye Recruit of the Week

Massillon Washington Tigers

Massillon, Ohio

Wide Receiver

6-1, 175


College of Choice: Verbally committed to Ohio State.

Who Lost Out?: Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Scoop: Prep wide receivers seldom possess the ability to run after the catch. The few and far between who do in fact harbor that rare talent become the most highly recruited pass catchers of their respective class. And you know what? The Ohio State Buckeyes sure lucked out in getting a verbal commitment from a wideout in Devin Smith who can do just that. Smith’s elusiveness and flair for making plays after the catch separate him from most other seniors in his class. And though he does not have many weaknesses, the one glaring problem Smith needs to address is strength, as he has difficulties breaking from jams at the line of scrimmage. Nevertheless, that problem can be corrected in OSU’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center. And soon seeing Smith in the Scarlet & Gray will bring back memories of former Buckeye greats Joey Galloway, Ted Ginn Jr. and Anthony Gonzalez.

Devin Smith - Massillon Washington High School  (Photo by Denise Bennett)

Devin Smith - Massillon Washington High School (Photo by Denise Bennett)

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Edward Mauler graduated from The Ohio State University with bachelor’s degrees in History (2002) and Public Affairs Journalism (2004), and has been the Editor-In-Chief of The Week In Football since 2005. - See more at:

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