Ohio State lost its quarterback engagement for the Class of 2023.
Four-star Tennessee quarterback Brock Glenn and the Buckeyes are going their separate ways as the 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback was released by OSU Monday and in turn signed to Florida State.
— Brock Glenn (@Brock1Glenn) November 21, 2022
With the cancellation of the commitment, the Buckeyes now stand at 19 commitments for the Class of 2023. Glenn is the fourth player to retire from OSU’s current cycle, after Dijon Johnson, Ty Lockwood and Mark Fletcher.
Glenn committed to the Buckeyes in late July after completing an official visit to Columbus in June, the same month he received an offer from OSU. He signed to the Buckeyes because of the track record of Ryan Day and Corey Dennis and said he didn’t mind the stiff competition he would face in the OSU quarterback space. Glenn’s decision was believed to be between OSU and the state of Florida.
“Their attack is strong and suits me perfectly,” said Glenn Eleven warriors in August. “I was watching a movie and it was so much familiarity with offense and offense running. I know I will be comfortable in it. It will feel like home to me.”
While Glenn’s departure leaves the Buckeyes without a quarterback in the 2023 class, his cancellation appears to be a mutual goodbye. Glenn wasn’t nearly as impressive in this summer’s Elite 11 competition as fellow quarterback Austin Novosad, who chose to remain committed to Baylor. He then completed 58 percent of his passes and averaged 141.3 yards per game in his senior season for Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, Tenn.), where he threw 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Ohio State was already looking at other options when quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis visited four-star South Dakota signal caller Lincoln Kienholz, a Washington native, during Buckeyes off week earlier this fall. With Glenn no longer in the group, Ohio State now appears to be targeting Kienholz as his replacement, and the Buckeyes could be pushing for a flip as early as this weekend when Kienholz officially visits Columbus for the Michigan game.
Kienholz helped lead Pierre High School (Pierre, South Dakota) to a state championship this season by completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,422 yards and 46 touchdowns for six interceptions. As a runner, Kienholz ran for 1,435 yards with 24 rushing touchdowns. Kienholz doesn’t have an offer from Ohio State just yet, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if that came sooner or later after Glenn canceled his signing.