The redshirt freshman is likely the favorite to be the Buckeyes’ starter when they kickoff in Bloomington, Indiana, to open next season, but he will not be given the job. McCord was the No. 6 quarterback in the country in the 2021 recruiting class according to 247 Sports and the No. 28 player overall.
The Philadelphia native broke his school’s passing yard record as a high school sophomore and like almost every Ohio State QB, came into the program with a lot of hype. McCord has the talent to not only continue the Buckeyes’ run of good quarterback play but also continue the trend of first-round picks at the position. Recruiting analyst Brian Dohn compared his game to Matthew Stafford’s.
Kyle McCord 72 yards to Jayden Ballard 🙌 pic.twitter.com/CxaruD1K3X
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