Rogers is a former 2023 five-star recruit, according to On3. On3 had Rogers as the No. 26 overall player in the nation before he committed to the Buckeyes.
Rogers, a Raleigh native, considered the Wolfpack during his initial recruitment cycle, but ultimately opted to join the Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Ryan Day. Rogers ended up not seeing the field for the Buckeyes in 2023 as he did not record a single stat.
Rogers struggled to find playing time behind one of the most elite WR rooms in the country. It was home to Heisman finalist Marvin Harrison Jr., and future NFL Draft picks Emeka Egbuka and Julian Fleming. In an article from the Associated Press, Day outlined just how good his top receiver was.
“Marvin’s been a pro ever since he stepped in our building,” coach Ryan Day said the day before the Cotton Bowl, when asked about Harrison’s legacy whenever he does leave Ohio State. “Everyone wants to talk about his dad and everything like that. … But Marvin is his own own man and he had big shoes to fill, he’s got his father’s name. But from the minute he stepped in our building, you knew that he was going to be a pro.”
Rogers had over 3,000 receiving yards at Rolesville High in Raleigh, N.C. Rogers had 22 touchdowns and over 1,400 yards receiving on 70 receptions in his junior year of high school.
Ohio State Buckeyes WR transfer Noah Rogers joined an NC State Wolfpack team that made it to a conference championship game
The Wolfpack could have really used the help of an elite WR like Rogers as they had zero 1,000-yard receivers this year. Their best wide receiver, Kevin Concepcion, had 839 yards receiving. No one else on the team had over 250 yards receiving.
Concepcion’s team-leading 71 receptions were 43 more than the next most. Only two players on NC State’s team had over 18 receptions this year. Only one player, Concepcion, had more than three receiving touchdowns.
NC State Wolfpack fans are happy to land Ohio State Buckeyes transfer WR Noah Rogers
NC State Wolfpack faithful are ecstatic to land a high-profile recruit like Rogers. The Wolfpack have landed three five-star recruits in their history, and Rogers is the first one since 2010.
Noah Rogers is used to making plays in Carter-Finley Stadium!!
More on his commitment to NC State: https://t.co/PCjOLypSuo
— Ethan McDowell (@ethanmmcdowell) January 4, 2024
FORMER OHIO STATE WIDE RECEIVER AND 4⭐️ CLASS OF 2023 RECRUIT NOAH ROGERS IS COMING TO NC STATE!!!!!!!
THE PATIENCE HAS PAID OFF AND WE ARE FULLY LOCKED AND LOADED BABY!!!!!!
HOW BOUT THAT #WOLFPACK?!?!?
— Tuffy Talk (@TuffyTalkNow) January 4, 2024
If you don’t follow recruiting you may not get the Noah Rogers hype.
Highest ranked commit on 247 since 2010
Major priority for OSU, WR factory
Could’ve gone to any school in the country (PW only other player in Doeren era)
He’s the best prospect State has landed in 15+ years
— Wolfpack Stats (@ncstatestats) January 4, 2024
OSU plays too many “good practice guys” who haven’t done anything on the field for multiple years, especially at WR/TE.
We saw more out of Noah Rogers in the spring game than 3 notable upperclassman who combined for over 1k snaps at WR/TE this year.
— THE Ryan Day Ho❌er (@RyanDayHomer) January 1, 2024
Rogers was not able to contribute in his freshman year with the Buckeyes. He will have a chance to immediately contribute with the Wolfpack, and he also has four years of eligibility remaining.