Brock Glenn’s impact on Ohio State’s 2023 recruiting class


Ohio State’s exhaustive search for a quarterback finally came to an end Saturday afternoon when four-star Memphis (Tenn.) Lausanne Collegiate School Brock Glenn committed to the Buckeyes against finalists Auburn, Florida State, LSU and TCU.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Glenn is coming off a junior season in which he threw for 1,576 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the Lynx to the Division II-AA West Regional Championship and advance to the semifinals of the state. He also rushed for 161 yards and three other scores.

Glenn – whose full legal name is Auburn Brock Glenn – comes from a family that grew up with the Tigers. Her grandfather graduated from Auburn in 1963, and her uncle and cousin also attended college.

Fortunately, Ohio State has been able to overcome its name and family ties thanks to recent staff development at quarterback, as well as its growing relationship with the head coach. Ryan Day and quarterbacks coach corey denis.

The Buckeyes didn’t even offer Glenn until early June, and had they waited any longer he likely would have signed with the Tigers in June ahead of a trip to the Elite 11 Finals. June gave him more to think about and so he pushed back his engagement schedule.

In the Elite 11 Finals, Glenn faced some of the best quarterbacks in the nation, including Oregon’s five-star pledge. Dante Moorefive-star USC commitment Malachi Nelson and Baylor’s four-star commitment Austin Novosadwho the Buckeyes also hosted for an official visit last month – and showcased his strong arm, accuracy and ability to make plays on the move.

“Glenn worked incredibly well on the race over the last two days of the event,” SI All American recruiting director John Garcia said. “The first time he separated himself from the others was on a roll to his left with a side pass during pro day practice, a completion he achieved that most quarterbacks missed. by wide margins.

“Glenn was also among the most comfortable on the move with fixed targets, and was singled out by the Elite 11 staff for working the move boldly on third level attempts on Thursday.”

Glenn also boasts a college-ready frame and doesn’t have much wasted movement between slamming and releasing the ball, which will give him a head start when he arrives on campus. He sometimes seems to rush his thought process, though that’s something Day and Dennis will help him with.

“The talent and athleticism of the arms is very impressive, but he has a lot to prove from a production and consistency perspective,” Irish distributionsaid Bryan Driskell. “He has a strong arm and has a very quick and clean throwing motion. He takes the ball out in a hurry and it jumps out of his hand with good speed. His ability to throw with power while running also stands out, and Glenn attacks the midfield aggressively.

“Glenn still needs to work on the finer points of the game. He can break away from his mechanics on film, and when that happens his ball placement dips. He can change gears efficiently, but isn’t as precise when slowing down his arm. He tends to throw high, which tells me his exit point is consistently too early, but that can be fixed.

As for how he fits into the class, Glenn will likely be the Buckeyes’ only commitment to the position this cycle. Ohio State will only have three-quarter scholarships on the roster this fall, and that will likely remain the case next year after C.J. Stroud is heading to the NFL.

Glenn is unlikely to fight Kyle McCord and Soothsayer Brown for a starting spot as a true freshman, but he’ll bring some much-needed depth in 2023 and then compete for the job after a few years on the roster.

There will likely be some attrition at the position after McCord and Brown face off, so Glenn could very well be under Buckeyes center as a freshman or redshirt sophomore – assuming he can beat 2024 Chandler, Arizona, five-star Dylan Raiola for the gig.

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