Ryan Day has proven time and time again he’s earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to quarterback recruiting.
And once again, Ohio State has pulled off a quarterback recruiting win that seemed improbable at best entering the summer.
Most that follow Ohio State football closely knew finding a highly touted signal caller to join the 2023 class was going to be a challenge. Five-star recruits Kyle McCord and Devin Brown are likely to compete for the starting job next season after C.J. Stroud’s expected departure. Ohio State has already secured the commitment of the 2024 class’ top quarterback, Dylan Raiola.
Those combined factors certainly could have taken the steam out of Ohio State’s recruiting pitch to any 2023 quarterback considering the Buckeyes. That didn’t make the need for a quarterback any less significant, though, with McCord and Brown the only scholarship quarterbacks on OSU’s current roster expected to still be around next season.
Fortunately for the Buckeyes, four-star Tennessee gunslinger Brock Glenn isn’t afraid of a crowded quarterback room. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect held off on committing to Florida State and instead gave his commitment to Ohio State on Saturday, giving the Buckeyes their quarterback for the 2023 cycle.
Both Auburn and Florida State were considered strong contenders for Glenn throughout his recruitment. But once Glenn was offered by OSU in June, he knew what opportunity he had in store, pinning the tweet announcing the offer to the top of his Twitter profile. Once Ohio State re-engaged heavily with Glenn over the past few weeks, it became clear where he wanted to be.
Make no mistake, Glenn is coming to Columbus to win a starting job in the future. Either way, he’ll have the opportunity to be developed by Day and quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis beginning next year.
On The Field
Glenn primarily ran a pro-style spread offense at Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, Tennessee) that sets him up for success at the collegiate level, though he’s also taken a few snaps under center.
His frame is solid at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, and he could build on that once he enters a college conditioning program. Glenn shows slightly above-average athleticism as a runner, though it’s not something he does extensively.
Pocket presence is one of Glenn’s strongest attributes, as he’s shown he can make highlight-reel throws after stepping up through pressure. He excels in both the short and intermediate passing game and carries out play-action fakes well.
While he has a strong arm capable of stretching the field and making big plays in high school, his deep balls will need a bit of refinement to add more touch at the next level. He’ll also need to cut down on turnovers, as he threw nine interceptions last season.
As a junior, Glenn completed 97 of 155 passing attempts for 1,576 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran 31 times for 161 yards with three touchdowns while leading Lausanne Collegiate School to a 9-2 record.
In The Class
Glenn is Ohio State’s first and final quarterback commit of the 2023 cycle. He’s the first commitment from Tennessee and the 20th commit in total. He becomes Ohio State’s third commit from Memphis in five cycles, joining Dallan Hayden (2022) and Cormontae Hamilton (2019).
At the time of Glenn’s commitment, Ohio State increased its lead for the top spot in the national composite recruiting rankings, moving about three points ahead of second-ranked Notre Dame. With Dijon Johnson’s decommitment on Saturday night, however, Ohio State dropped to second behind the Fighting Irish.
OSU currently has one five-star commitment, 16 four-star commits and two three-star commitments in the 2023 class.
Like Ohio State fans, Glenn is also intrigued by the potential of having a plethora of weapons at his disposal when he arrives at Ohio State. A quartet of Brandon Inniss, Noah Rogers, Carnell Tate and Bryson Rodgers for at least three years is any quarterback’s dream, and if Glenn can fight his way to the top of the depth chart one day, he’ll have no shortage of talent around him to help him succeed.