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Ohio State Recruiting Question of the Day
What are the chances we signed two quarterbacks and are we still going after a running back in 2019
— Derek Jones (@derek_jones44) October 21, 2019
After months of endless speculation that was often baseless, the Buckeyes and long-time commitment Jack Miller will meet on campus this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral standout will head to Ohio State on Friday night following his game, traveling to Columbus with his family, arriving very early on Saturday morning.
Assuming there are no delays in travel, Miller and his family should roll into Ohio Stadium about 10 a.m. for some time with his peers and early meetings with the Buckeyes coaching staff as they prepare for what could be a season-defining contest against Wisconsin.
Then comes what likely ends up being a recruitment-defining conversation between Miller and Ohio State at some point Saturday night or Sunday morning. How that conversation with Miller goes will almost certainly determine whether or not the Buckeyes will sign a pair of high school prospects in the Class of 2020 at quarterback — or if they are forced to adjust and perhaps go back to the transfer portal again.
The bottom line here is simple: Jack Miller and his family have known for months that the Buckeyes were going to pursue a second quarterback. It has not been a secret and it has absolutely been discussed with the family prior to any offer being made to C.J. Stroud. The Miller camp has been adamant that there is no concern about another quarterback, and their actions have reflected that.
That’s really great news for Ohio State, because in general, the program remains very high on Miller. The key voices in the room believe he has every tool necessary to be the quarterback in Columbus when Justin Fields leaves the program, presumably after the 2020 season. Miller has known that at some point another player was going to be brought in to compete with him, and the fact is that it shouldn’t matter if that other player is ranked higher or lower than him by people running recruiting websites.
Long story short, heading into this pivotal recruiting visit for Miller and Ohio State, everything appears to be staying positive for both sides. There’s no reason that should change when the two parties get together this weekend in Columbus after almost three years of recruiting. Because of that, expecting two quarterback signees is realistic.
If something does change following this trip, it won’t be as a result of anything other than clear and honest communication between Jack Miller and the Buckeyes.
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