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Jeremiah Smith, Ohio State commit and nation's No. 1 wide receiver, visiting Florida Gators this weekend: Report

Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith is making a return trip to Gainesville this weekend

The Florida Gators don't have the biggest game on this weekend's college football slate.

But that hasn't stopped coach Billy Napier from hosting some of the nation's talents.

The headliner of that group, according to On3, is Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) five-star pass-catcher Jeremiah Smith, the nation's No. 2 overall prospect and No. 1 wide receiver.

While Smith has appeared to be solid with Ohio State throughout the recruiting process, he has continued to take other visits.

Florida, which has previously hosted Smith, will get another opportunity this weekend.

In truth, the Gators flipping the in-state receiver would be one of the biggest "flips" in recent recruiting history. 

Smith is considered one of the best pass-catchers to ever come out of "The Sunshine State," and has been completely unstoppable the past two seasons at the high school level.

That talent was on full display Thursday night, as Chaminade-Madonna defeated Miami Central 31-28 in a match-up of two of the nation's top high school football teams.

During the nationally-televised contest, Smith hauled in two touchdowns, including a one-handed catch that went viral on social media.

Here's what 247Sports had to say about him as a prospect:

"One of the most talented wide receiver prospects to come out of South Florida in the modern recruiting era. The type of wideout that can beat a defense over the top one play and then box defenders out in the corner of the end zone the next. Has a knack for making high-level grabs look extremely routine, like plucking the football out of the air with one hand while in traffic. Initially was on the leaner side, but has filled out nicely over the past year or so and could eventually carry 215 pounds or more. A spirited route runner that uses his long stride to chew up turf before sinking his hips and getting in and out of his breaks. Extremely competitive at the catch point as he will simply overpower defensive backs in order to secure the prize. Highlight reel is full of deep shots (and for good reason), but has also shown that he can create chunk plays via quick screens and short drag routes. Ability to play above the shoulder pads is without a doubt a strength, but so is his ferocious release. Should be viewed as one of the top offensive playmakers in the 2024 cycle and a potential WR1 for a College Football Playoff regular. Will need to keep mastering all of the little things, but is already well ahead of the curve, which could lead to early playing time on Saturdays." 

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