Four-star Pennsylvania quarterback Kyle McCord has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
Ohio State had been the lone frontrunner in his recruitment since he was offered in January. McCord, No. 8 quarterback in his class, chose the Buckeyes over Penn State, North Carolina, Michigan and others.
The McCord File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-foot-3/195 lbs.
- Pos: QB
- School: St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 8 (QB)
McCord developed a strong relationship with Ohio State quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline. Hartline bridged a relationship with McCord and fellow St. Joseph Prep standout Marvin Harrison Jr., pushing Ohio State to the top of both four-star offensive juggernauts' lists.
As a sophomore, McCord went 201-of-302 for 2,883 yards and 38 touchdowns, leading his team to a Class 6A Pennsylvania State Title.
McCord is the second commit of 2021 and the first quarterback of the class.
Ohio State had been pursuit of several other 2021 quarterbacks as well, including J.J. McCarthy, Jake Garcia, Drake Maye, Jack Brandon and Caleb Williams. The immediate future of McCord at Ohio State will depend on what one of those quarterbacks decides to do with their recruitments, but it will be difficult for Ohio State to bring in another quarterback with McCord already committed.