Wide receiver university is alive and well. Four-star wide receiver, Joe Ngata officially became a Clemson Tiger today.
Joe Ngata has enough talent to contribute as soon as he steps foot on campus. The northern California superstar stands at 6’3” and weighs 210 pounds. His size and explosiveness is what will really make him a problem for opposing defensive backs.
Clemson’s unusual wide receiver depth could keep Ngata from getting much playing time as a freshman, but Ngata has potential to become one of the best Clemson wide receivers.
Ngata will instantly become a fan favorite because of his versatility. Ngata is a fantastic deep route runner. During his high school career, it was common to see Ngata beating his man by five or more yards. The California native is also a great redzone threat.
Washington was the only other school that Ngata considered attending. Ngata is from Folsom, California, so it would not have been too surprising to see him stay closer to home. Unfortunately for Washington fans, Jeff Scott was able to work his magic and persuade Joe to become a Clemson Tiger.
Per 247 Sports, Ngata is ranked as the 51st best player in his class. Ngata is also ranked as the 8th best WR in his class and the 9th best player in California.
Joe Ngata is a difference maker. The duo of Trevor Lawrence and Ngata will make defensive coordinators loose plenty of sleep wondering how they can possibly slow them down.
Playing at Folsom HS in California in a pass heavy offense, Ngata is an adept route runner at this stage in his career. Folsom gets accused of being a system program where the numbers are inflated, but that doesn’t bother me with regards to wide receiver talent.
Folsom players don’t do much combine or camp work, so I expect Ngata to get another bump when he starts playing in all-star games. Clemson gets a polished WR prospect with physical gifts. He has strong hands and just dominated corners he plays against. Catches the ball away from his body. Gets off the line of scrimmage without getting jammed and is a willing, physical blocker. He is a physical prospect overall with an impressive catch radius. Doesn’t have crazy long speed, but gets separation. That needs to continue and translate at the college level. If he can show that then he is a candidate for playing time despite the depth at WR. Enrolling early will also give him that slight head start.
Jeff Scott goes into Florida and Cali to land his selections for #WRU.