As the Ohio State football team prepares for an unusual season, the 2021 quarterback might not be enrolled at the school just yet.
As head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State football team continues to prepare for the 2020 season, there is a have a huge question mark at the most important position on the field for 2021.
With Justin Fields expected to head to the NFL, true freshman quarterbacks Jack Miller and CJ Stroud appear to be in the running for the 2021 quarterback battle. But with no spring practice, both quarterbacks lost a major opportunity to show their skill set and get better under some of the games finest coaching.
With little offseason work in 2020, this gives 2021 five-star prospect Kyle McCord a major advantage as he enters the program just in time for a three-way battle royal at the open quarterback spot. And McCord has been flying up the recruiting rankings of late. He could possibly end up as the top quarterback recruit for the entire 2021 class when it’s all said and done.
Currently, McCord is 247Sports No. 26 overall player in the class and the No. 2 quarterback prospect. With another season at St. Joe’s Prep in Philadelphia with fellow Ohio State commit Marvin Harrison Jr., McCord’s ranking could catapult into the top 10.
The 2021 quarterback position will be held by an inexperienced player. Jack Miller and CJ Stroud are bound to get some playing time next season in blow out games. But it does not mean that experience will help them when it comes time for the 2021 offseason.
If McCord can show early in his Buckeye career he can handle the pressure, he may prove to be the most talented player of the three. And if that’s the case Ryan Day needs to go with him on the field.