Ohio State QB named Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania
Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord has received one major honor to cap off his high school career.
McCord was involved in the Buckeyes’ quarterback battle during the spring, enrolling early to get a jump on the 2021 college football season. But his high school career was recognized one more time this week, as he was named the winner of the Gatorade Player of the Year Award for the state of Pennsylvania.
McCord is a 5-star member of Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class, rated as the No. 3 pro-style passer of the cycle and ranking No. 27 overall. He’s listed as the No. 2 prospect from Pennsylvania.
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At St. Joseph’s High School this past season, McCord threw for 1,582 yards and 21 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions. As a sophomore in 2018, he set a school record by throwing for 2,883 yards and leading the school to a state championship.
This spring, McCord found himself in the mix in the quarterback battle in Columbus. He’s battling Jack Miller III and C.J. Stroud for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart this fall.