The Buckeyes have landed their quarterback for the class of 2022.
Draper (Utah) quarterback Devin Brown went to social media on Wednesday night to announce his pledge to Ryan Day’s Buckeyes. Brown was a one-time USC commit but opened things up after the firing of Clay Helton and shortly after an official visit to Ohio State, Brown was back on the market.
Now he is off, once again, after his pledge to the Buckeyes.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is a four-star according to the 247Sports.com composite recruiting rankings and one of the nation’s top signal callers.
Ohio State thought it had its QB commitment for the class with Quinn Ewers for 2022. Ewers came a year early and that left Ohio State with four freshmen quarterbacks (eligibility) on the roster in the 2021 season. Jack Miller III has entered the portal, dropping Ohio State to three returners for 2022, barring any other movement. Brown will bolster the numbers in the room with his pledge to the Buckeyes, just two weeks prior to the early signing period.
“I want to go compete with the best in college,” Brown told Blair Angulo of 247 during an exclusive video commitment segment. “So, I am going to be a Buckeye.”
Brown will come into a room that has the reigning Big Ten freshman of the year, offensive player of the year and quarterback of the year with CJ Stroud. Stroud is two years out of high school and would have one more year before he could declare any sort of NFL intentions.
As a senior at Corner Canyon high school, Brown put up video game type numbers with 57 passing touchdowns, 4,881 yards and 348.6 yards per game over the course of the season. Brown completed 66-percent of his passes during the season as well, for good measure.
For as impressive as Ohio State’s wide receiver recruiting has been through recent years, it is hard to deny that quarterback recruiting is not right there as well with the Buckeyes getting high-profile quarterbacks in successive seasons.
What does this all mean for the Buckeyes moving forward and what is Ohio State really getting in Brown? We will have more on that later here on BuckeyeScoop.com, don’t miss a single thing.