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ESPN Says Ohio State Is The Favorite To Land Top Uncommitted QB

A closeup of Urban Meyer yelling during an Ohio State game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Ohio State might be in the driver's seat to land the best quarterback on the market.

Houston (Tex.) St. Pius four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell decommitted from Texas A&M in February. He's the No. 2 overall QB in the 2019 class.

Ohio State offered Gunnell right around when he reopened his recruitment, and the Buckeyes hosted him on a two-day visit earlier this month.

Now, ESPN is saying OSU is the "favorite" to land Gunnell. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton made this prediction.

Here is what he said.

As a pure pocket-passer, Gunnell might not be the ideal fit at Ohio State, but the Buckeyes have surged since Gunnell decommitted from Texas A&M. Ohio State received a two-day visit in early March, and Gunnell will likely be back on campus in April. Should fellow ESPN Jr. 300 QB Sam Howell pick Ohio State over Clemson, North Carolina, Florida and Florida State before Gunnell, obviously that would be a game-changer for Gunnell. Oregon also hit a home run on an unofficial visit in March to put themselves squarely in the mix. On the other hand, Oklahoma State is the best scheme fit for Gunnell.

You can read Hamilton's full piece here.

Ohio State has been trending heavily for Gunnell in his 247Sports Crystal Ball. Oregon, however, has the most recent prediction.

Gunnell has thrown for an outrageous 142 touchdowns in three high school seasons. He threw for over 4,900 yards and 60 touchdowns each of the last two seasons.

Pretty impressive.