Jaxon Smith-Njigba announces status for College Football Playoff
Jaxon Smith-Njigba went on social media to detail his plans for the College Football Playoff. Ohio State faces No. 1 Georgia on Dec. 31 in the Peach Bowl.
Unfortunately for Ohio State fans, Smith-Njigba is not going to play in the Peach Bowl. He’s also not playing for the Buckeyes anymore as a matter of fact. Smith-Njigba officially announced that he’ll be forgoing the season and will begin preparing for the 2023 NFL Draft.
“After consulting with my doctors, it has been determined that I will not be able to participate in the Playoff. Having prayed on it with my family, I have decided to focus on getting 100% healthy and commit to my training for the next chapter in my football journey. I am officially declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.”
“My love for Columbus, Ohio and the Buckeyes is everlasting, and I’m excited to cheer them on as we make our run this year and in the years to come,” said Smith-Njigba.
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Smith-Njigba played in just 3 games for Ohio State this season after suffering a hamstring injury in the season opener. Last season Smith-Njigba was the team’s leading receiver with 1,606 yards receiving, which was more yards than Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson had.
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Ohio State faces Georgia in the Peach Bowl at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.