The Buckeyes have their quarterback for the class of 2023 with the commitment of Lincoln Kienholz out of Pierre (S.D.) on Wednesday morning. This is Ohio State’s 20th member of the recruiting class and this move replaces Brock Glenn in Ohio State’s class.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder was a member of the Washington recruiting class but that did not stop the Buckeyes from showing interest in the talented quarterback. Ohio State QB coach Corey Dennis was spotted in South Dakota earlier in the year scouting the talented quarterback, even when Glenn was still part of Ohio State’s class.
Kienholz was a visitor for the Ohio State game against Michigan and while the outcome of the game was not what anyone was hoping for, it made an impression on the S.D. signal caller as he is now part of the Ohio State class.
Kienholz led his team to a state championship this season as nearly a 67-percent passer, throwing for more than 3,400 yards and 46 touchdowns on the year. He is also a dual-threat quarterback and had 1,435 yards and 24 touchdowns.
He joins a quarterback room that will be in a state of flux as everyone expects this to be the end of the C.J. Stroud-era and the Buckeyes having a pair of signal callers with very little collegiate experience in Kyle McCord and Devin Brown. Ohio State already has a commitment for the class of 2024 with overall No. 1 player Dylan Raiola.
Keep it locked in here and we will have more on what Kienholz brings to the table and what this commitment means to the Buckeyes.