Chip Kelly, Ryan Day team up to find Ohio State 2026 quarterback. Here’s what they want

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Quarterback Brodie McWhorter already had Ohio State at the top of his list.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day’s reputation for developing quarterbacks speaks for itself, McWhorter said, mentioning success stories of OSU quarterbacks-turned-NFL first-round draft picks Dwayne Haskins, Justin Fields and C.J. Stroud as proof.

The pitch didn’t change in McWhorter’s latest visit to Ohio State from Cartersville, Georgia, on Thursday, one that ended in the Class of 2026 standout receiving a scholarship offer. But with Day’s hire of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chip Kelly, it’s a pitch that suddenly carried more weight.

“The history of quarterbacks at Ohio State is unreal,” McWhorter said. “But especially with the offensive mind and quarterback genius with (Kelly) and coach Day together, he really just pitched that the quarterbacks will be the best they have ever been (with them) together.”

Mar 5, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Chip Kelly works with quarterbacks during the first spring practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

With a quarterback room five scholarship players deep ahead of the 2024 season and one committed quarterback in the 2025 class, Day and Kelly have turned their focus to 2026 by extending offers to six quarterbacks since Kelly’s hire Feb. 9 including five in eight days between March 21-28.

But Day’s development, Kelly’s reputation as an offensive-minded innovator and the pair’s success together in both college football and in the NFL have already made an impact on 2026 quarterbacks.

“It’s just great having those two offensive minds, quarterback-thinking minds in the same room,” said 2026 quarterback Troy Huhn, who earned his Ohio State offer March 28.

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Author : The Columbus Dispatch

Publish date : 2024-04-03 10:08:42

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