COLUMBUS, Ohio — It took a while for Ohio State football to find its 2023 quarterback as it was searching for a specific type of player willing to see the bigger picture.
It eventually identified Brock Glenn of Lausanne Collegiate School in Tennessee before landing a commitment in July. He was sold on the idea of joining a room loaded with talent and developing, even if it meant having to take the long road to the field. He saw how Mac Jones used one year as a starter at Alabama to turn himself into a national champion and first-round draft pick and felt he could do the same in Columbus.
“Knowing it’s definitely possible that you do not have to be like a classic three-year starter like the stereotype is,” Glenn told cleveland.com. “You can go in, have a great season and go to the league.”
After four months in the class, it appears that the nation’s No. 378 player and No. 22 quarterback in the class is no longer sold on that idea as he has decommitted and flipped to Florida State.
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The immediate impact on the Buckeyes class is that the group is now down to 19 players worth 282.90 points and ranking sixth nationally behind Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, LSU and Texas.
He’s the fourth decommitment, joining tight end Ty Lockwood (Alabama), cornerback Dijon Johnson (Florida) and running back Mark Fletcher. But unlike the previous three, OSU appears more prepared to rectify the loss long before Glenn’s decision was made public.
Ohio State is expecting to have its third big-time recruiting weekend of the regular season when it hosts Michigan on Saturday for a matchup between the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the country.
That list will be headlined by a plethora of five stars and top 100 recruits across multiple classes. It’ll also include a new potential 2023 quarterback target in Lincoln Kienholz of T.F. Riggs High School in South Dakota.
The four-star recruit is rated as the nation’s No. 404 player and No. 24 quarterback, so he still fits the description for what the Buckeyes are looking for in this cycle. For now, he’s committed to Washington and doesn’t have an offer.
But this relationship has moved fast, and an offer could be on the way in the near future. He’s one of four people whose gameday visit will be considered an official visit, including wide receiver commit Noah Rogers, as he makes up one that was supposed to happen this summer.
OSU lost its 2023 quarterback commitment less than a month before Signing Day after it took forever to find one in the first place. But it may already be in the process of finding a new one. This also isn’t the first time that the Buckeyes were deep into the fall still in need of landing a quarterback in a recruiting class, as the same happened with C.J. Stroud in 2020 and Devin Brown in 2022.
The idea of what it wants in a field general hasn’t changed with what else is already in the room in Brown and Kyle McCord, plus what’s coming down the pipeline in perfectly rated 2024 commit Dylan Raiola. But the name willing to help the program accomplish that idea has.
To see Ohio State’s full 2023 recruiting class, click here.
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