Ohio State will have one of the most fascinating quarterback rooms in the country this season, especially with the addition of 2022 five-star prospect Quinn Ewers, who’s skipping his senior year to enroll early.
Ewers is not the favorite to win the job, though. There are several contenders for the QB1 position in Columbus, though one player is reportedly starting to separate himself.
Ryan Day announced on Monday morning that redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud is the leader of the competition.
However, no decision on the Week 1 starter has been made yet.
#Buckeyes coach Ryan Day says C.J. Stroud is separating himself in the QB race but no starter decision has been made. Ohio State will look to set its depth chart in the next week or so before getting ready for Sept. 2 opener at #Minnesota.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 16, 2021
Stroud, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound pro-style quarterback out of California, was the No. 2 player at his position in the 2020 recruiting class.
Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell believes that Stroud won the job in the spring.
“I believe Stroud won the job in the spring, but Ryan Day wanted to keep the QB competition open so he doesn’t lose anyone (especially Kyle McCord), but early returns out of Columbus are that Stroud is the man. And he could put up monster numbers, which would be interesting because he’s two years from NFL eligibility and a guy named Quinn Ewers is on campus. An embarrassment of riches for the Buckeyes, as usual,” he wrote.
Ohio State opens the season on Sept. 2 against Minnesota.
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