Devin Brown Just Days Away from Columbus

SAN ANTONIO – Sometimes recruitments take years to put together and other times they come together quickly and that was the case with 2022 quarterback signee Devin Brown. Ohio State found itself in need of a signal caller in the class and Brown, a one-time USC commitment, found himself weighing options and the two parties made quick work of the courting process.

Now Brown is signed and ready to go with the Buckeyes. The one final pitstop before enrolling at Ohio State is the All-American Bowl event, bringing top players from across the country together for one final high school game before everyone goes their separate ways.

It won’t be a lonely journey for Brown with so many Ohio State commits and signees joining him at the game, including several on his West squad.

“Me and most of the guys here, we move up (to Columbus) on Sunday,” Brown said. “It’s a quick turnaround. I don’t think it has set in really… it just doesn’t feel real, I am just so excited to get up there.”

As you can imagine, Ohio State’s 48-45 Rose Bowl win has been a big topic for the signed Buckeye players and there is no shortage of superlatives describing what they all witnessed watching their new team pull out a hard-fought game in Pasadena (Calif.).

“What a game, what a game for the offense,” Brown said. “(Jaxon) Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison and CJ Stroud had one of the best days I have ever seen before. CJ almost threw for 600 yards in a Rose Bowl, that is unheard of.”

And in just a few days, Brown will be able to call himself a teammate of Stroud, part of the same quarterback room, all striving for the same goals.

“It is going to be so important just to get in with him and be able to learn just how he leads and how he really runs this offense,” Brown said. “Also, how he studies, everyone is different with how they study and how they do different things. It is going to be good to learn from him and understand how he really runs it.”

Rose Bowl winning quarterbacks have been in Brown’s life before with former Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine serving as Brown’s coach during part of his high school career.

“Yeah, (Joe) told us a bunch of stories of how he was playing JUCO ball before he went to Ohio State and playing in the Rose Bowl and won it,” Brown said. “It was pretty cool to hear those stories and learn the struggles and the times that were good and how to work through those kinds of things.