The Ohio State search for a quarterback in the 2023 recruiting class is one that is a bit of a mystery thus far. The Buckeyes have offered just seven players at the position this cycle, and three of those already have future homes decided outside of Columbus.
One of the remaining candidates on the board was in town this past weekend, as Snellville (GA) Brookwood signal caller Dylan Lonergan took in his second visit to OSU.
“It was great,” Lonergan told Buckeye Scoop about his trip. “I really enjoyed it. I got to sit in on meetings, watch practice, learn about the academics and NIL, and also learn about the baseball program.”
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder also spent extensive time with Corey Dennis and Ryan Day while in town.
“Their message to me was that there is no better place to play quarterback right now, and that they can develop me into a great quarterback,” he shared.
As mentioned above, Lonergan is a two-sport star for Brookwood, not only on the gridiron but on the diamond as well. He’s got a potential very bright future in baseball and playing both sports at the next level is very important to him.
“I enjoyed finally getting to meet the baseball staff,” he said. “I liked what they had to say about their pitcher development side of things. I thought it was a good opportunity (they’re offering me).”
So, after this visit, where does Ohio State stand?
“They’re definitely one of the top schools,” he stated, also mentioning Alabama, South Carolina, Stanford, and Florida as schools that stand out. “I’ll most likely make official visits (to those schools this summer), but nothing is for sure yet though.”
As far as a decision timeline, it’s likely a commitment happens in the next four months.
“I’ll decide this summer before my senior year,” he responded when asked. “I’m looking at development and the ability to compete for a job somewhat early.”
Lonergan is ranked as a 4-star, No. 100 overall, and the No. 9 QB in the country for 2023 per the Composite.