Ohio State has lost its quarterback commitment for the 2023 class.
Four-star Tennessee quarterback Brock Glenn and the Buckeyes are going their separate ways, as the 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback decommitted from OSU on Monday and in turn committed to Florida State.
With the decommitment, the Buckeyes now stand at 19 commitments for the 2023 class. Glenn is the fourth player to decommit from OSU's current cycle, joining Dijon Johnson, Ty Lockwood and Mark Fletcher.
Glenn committed to the Buckeyes in late July after taking an official visit to Columbus in June, the same month he picked up an offer from OSU. He committed to the Buckeyes because of the developmental track record of Ryan Day and Corey Dennis, and said he wasn't bothered by the fierce competition he'd be facing in the OSU quarterback room. Glenn's decision was thought to be between OSU and Florida State.
“Their offense is high-powered and it fits me perfectly,” Glenn told Eleven Warriors in August. “I was watching film and there was so much familiarity with the offense and the offense I’m running. I know I’ll be comfortable in it. It’ll feel like home to me.”
While Glenn's departure leaves the Buckeyes without a quarterback in the 2023 class, his decommitment appears to be a mutual parting of ways. Glenn wasn't nearly as impressive at the Elite 11 competition this summer as fellow quarterback target Austin Novosad, who decided to stay committed to Baylor. He followed that up by completing 58 percent of his passes and averaging 141.3 yards per game in his senior season for Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, Tennessee), in which he threw 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Ohio State has already been looking at other options, as quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis visited four-star South Dakota signal-caller Lincoln Kienholz, a Washington commit, earlier this fall during the Buckeyes' off week. With Glenn no longer in the fold, Ohio State now appears to be targeting Kienholz as his replacement, and the Buckeyes could push for a flip as soon as this weekend when Kienholz makes an official visit to Columbus for the Michigan game.
Kienholz helped lead Pierre High School (Pierre, South Dakota) to a state championship this season, completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,422 yards and 46 touchdowns to six interceptions. As a runner, Kienholz ran for 1,435 yards with 24 rushing touchdowns. Kienholz does not yet hold an Ohio State offer, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that come sooner than later now that Glenn has decommitted.