yle McCord Picks the Bucks Philadelphia quarterback Kyle McCord announced Tuesday morning that he has committed to Ohio State. The 2021 No. 8 quarterback had been high on Ohio State since before his visit for the spring game April 13, but the visit pushed him over the edge. He and his teammate, Marvin Harrison Jr., have Ohio State at the tops of their lists, and Harrison said, for him, it’s “not really close.” Obviously, it’s the same for McCord as well. Harrison Jr. said that he and McCord are going to Clemson in the summer, where they are expecting offers. For Harrison, he said it would be unlikely for him to make a commitment before that visit. McCord had other plans. “That’s one of my best friends on and off the field, and we both feel the same way about Ohio State,” McCord told Eleven Warriors before his visit April 13. The commitment was huge for new head coach Ryan Day, whose specialty is the quarterback position. After Matthew Baldwin’s transfer, Ohio State was left with sophomore transfer Justin Fields, West Virginia grad transfer Chris Chugunov and walk-on Danny Vanatsky. Then, in one week, Day landed commitments from 2019 preferred walk-on JP Andrade, Kentucky transfer Gunnar Hoak and McCord to shore up the position for the short- and long-term. McCord is just one year younger than 2020 commit Jack Miller and will enter the program during Fields’ last year of eligibility. But while it’s Day who runs the staff, McCord said that he talks to quarterback coach Mike Yurcich the most of all the coaches he was in contact with, so much of the credit could also be given to Yurcich, who is entering his second FBS job after spending six years at Oklahoma State. While neither quarterback is signed yet, the Buckeyes could be looking at a quarterback battle between Miller and McCord down the road in 2022, and the fact that the narrative has changed that quickly is impressive in itself.