Ohio State offered quarterback Sam Howell on Friday.
Ohio State will be moving on from quarterback J.T. Barrett in the 2018 season, and there are likely three quarterbacks in the mix for the now-vacant starting job. Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell and Joe Burrow are expected to compete for the gig. It looks like there could be a new contender coming the following season now, too.
Friday, four-star quarterback Sam Howell, a product of Monroe, North Carolina, tweeted that the Buckeyes have offered him. Howell attended a camp at Ohio State last year.
Howell, according to 247 Sports, is a 6-foot-1, 217-pound player who plays for Sun Valley. He already has 21 offers despite the fact that he’s a 2019 player.
Howell’s offers? Arkansas, Appalachian State, East Carolina, FIU, Clemson, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Charlotte, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Howell’s tweet included the school’s logo and some photos of the players/facility.
— Sam Howell (@Sam_Howell2) January 12, 2018
Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one to watch in the coming years. Haskins, who backed up Barrett this past season, is thought to have a leg up on both Martell and Burrow.
Martell, however, redshirted his freshman season and has yet to be given an opportunity to show what he can do. Burrow, meanwhile, contemplated transferring after this past season.