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Ohio State commit Kyle McCord talks recruiting, relationships, rivalries

Kyle McCord met a fellow New Jersey native, former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, during a recent visit. (Kyle McCord/Twitter)

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Ohio State commit Kyle McCord talks recruiting, relationships, rivalries

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help you navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest: New Ohio State commitment Kyle McCord, a 4-star quarterback prospect in the Class of 2021.

When February began, there weren’t many people outside of the Philadelphia area who knew anything about Kyle McCord.

But the word got out quickly.

McCord, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound sophomore at St. Joseph’s Prep, led the Hawks to a state championship as the starting quarterback last year, putting his name alongside the school record for touchdown passes while doing so.

Following that record-setting season, McCord’s recruitment went from calm to crazy in a heartbeat. The country’s eighth-ranked 2021 pro-style quarterback added offers from almost 20 programs in a two-month stretch, but after his first visit to Ohio State in February, McCord knew where he would be heading. He officially picked the Buckeyes on May 2.

“I knew I was going to go to Ohio State since February,” McCord said the day he committed to Ohio State. “I just didn’t say anything. I don’t think there’s a better situation than the one that’s available for me at Ohio State.”

Now McCord is focused only on what comes next for him, and Ohio State has another leader to work with as he and 5-star defensive end Jack Sawyer start helping to build a monster class in 2021.

What happens now for Kyle McCord? Who are his top targets? How will handle two more years of high school before what he hopes will be a successful career in Columbus? Find out the answer to those questions and more in the latest episode of Birminology on Lettermen Row.

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Well said Young Buck

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Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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