Ohio State’s future at the quarterback position looks promising.

On Wednesday, ESPN released its future power rankings for the quarterback position. The list intends to rank each team’s projected QB situation for the next 3 seasons.

This season, Ohio State ranks No. 2 on the list behind only top-ranked USC. Last year, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 1. Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama round out the top 5 on the 2023 list.

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Although this is a forward-facing list, Ohio State’s lack of a returning starting quarterback is likely why it lost the top spot to USC. However, the future still looks bright.

Kyle McCord and Devin Brown are expected to compete for the starting job this offseason. Both are former blue-chip prospects and waited patiently behind CJ Stroud last season.

The Buckeyes also signed 4-star QB Lincoln Kienholz in the class of 2023.

Here’s ESPN’s stated criteria for these power rankings:

Assessments are based on current rosters and committed recruits, while taking into account the likelihood of transfers, both in and out of programs. Programs that have continuity and success with coaching quarterbacks also received special consideration.

Ohio State’s spring practice is currently ongoing. The Buckeyes’ annual spring game will be held on April 15.