CJ Stroud Named Starter for Ohio State…
A void was left behind at OSU when Justin Fields was drafted in the first round by Chicago back in April. The Buckeyes have had a decision to make, and it’s not been an easy one. But this afternoon OSU made their announcement that CJ Stroud will officially be the starter for the Buckeyes in the 2021 season. Of course, that could change, and with talented options on the bench in redshirt freshman Jack Miller, Kyle McCord and newest addition in early enrolee and extremely highly anticipated Quinn Ewers, who arrived on campus just this week.
Stroud has not thrown a single pass in a college football game yet, but spent the year behind Justin Fields learning and developing in preparation for his moment. He appears to have won the job ahead of the other young talent in the OSU locker room, and all eyes will be on him week 1 when the Buckeyes face Minnesota on the 2nd September.
The Buckeyes brought back talented receiver Chris Olave, and with Garrett Wilson featuring too, have a very strong receiving core. Those guys will be looking to link up with the new QB in town in order to help their teams chances at the playoffs, as well as their own chances come the NFL draft. Both are considered top 10 receivers going into the college season.
Word on Stroud is extremely positive, and an unnamed ex NFL pro bowler who’s been working out with the young QB said that he throws the ball ‘better than some who are getting paid on Sundays to do it’. So if all goes to plan, the Buckeyes could be every bit as good this season.
Stroud is 6’2, 195 pounds and considered a pro style quarterback. He chose Ohio State over Georgia and Michigan back in 2019.
CJ Stroud Named Starter for Ohio State