Jayvan Boggs

Ohio State Commit Jayvan Boggs Talks Camp Dominance, Recruiting for the Buckeyes

MIAMI — Ohio State wide receiver commit Jayvan Boggs continued his dominant off-season last Sunday with an MVP performance at the Miami Under Armour Camp. Boggs, coming off a monster junior season, has carried that momentum over to the 7on7 and camp circuits this winter and continues to see his stock rise nationally.

“Rankings are cool, but at the end of the day, I play football,” Boggs told BuckeyeHuddle.com after the camp. “Whatever people see me for, they see me for, but I know what I can do.”

Boggs had the catch of the camp, a back shoulder throw that he snagged with one hand. He’s developing a reputation as a player who can not only make the spectacular catch, but as a receiver who simply does not drop the football. That isn’t something just happened by accident.

“Me and my pops we go out in the yard and catch balls, I put a lot of work into this,” Boggs said. “Just constantly catching balls.”

The Cocoa (FL) star wasn’t very highly rated when Ohio State offered him, another example of the Buckeyes not just chasing five-stars, but finding them early as they did with Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Myles Graham before him. That early trust was a big reason for the early commitment.

“To be honest, they were my biggest offer early on,” he said. “Ever since then, it was a great relationship. Coach Hartline stayed on me heavy and that’s why I’m committed now.”

Boggs and Hartline have built a close relationship over the past year and the tutelage has already begun between working together at Ohio State camp last year and looking at film.

“It’s really just the details, he pays attention to the small things,” Boggs explained. “He fixes them up and gets you right. It’s the details, he’s going to develop you. He develops the best of the best and he’s going to get you where you want to go.”

Boggs is ready to put his recruiting hat on this spring. He’ll be up in Columbus for a multi-day visit during the spring game weekend in mid-April. In the meantime, he’s looking to add even more talent to the Buckeyes’ wide receiver room.

“I’m really trying to get a duo receiver,” Boggs said. “So like Jaime (Ffrench) and my D-End, Javion Hilson, from my school.”

Recruiting other players who could ultimately be competing with him for snaps in Columbus may sound counter-intuitive but Boggs doesn’t see it that way at all. Boggs points out that every great receiver that has come through Ohio State lately has been just one part of a tremendous tandem.

“It’s really just telling him to come play with me in Columbus and let’s be the next great receiver duo,” Boggs said. “Marvin (Harrison Jr.) and Emeka (Egbuka), Garrett (Wilson) and Chris (Olave), guys like that.”

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