Ohio State has been in desperate need of a quarterback to provide significant competition for Justin Fields, and the Buckeyes have added one with deep OSU roots.

Dublin Coffman graduate Gunnar Hoak announced on Twitter on Saturday night that would enroll at Ohio State after his graduation this weekend from Kentucky. 

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Hoak’s father, Frank, played for the Buckeyes. His uncle, Fred Pagac, played and coached for Ohio State. Hoak’s cousin, Fred Jr., also played for the Buckeyes.

“Ever since I was born at OSU hospital, some aspect of my life has always involved scarlet and gray,” Hoak said in a tweet. “I’ve heard my Dad’s football stories with Coach (Earle) Bruce. I’ve since my Uncle coach countless Buckeye games in The ‘Shoe and watched my cousin win a National championship. And while I have gained so much experience during my time in Lexington, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to continue a family legacy.”

Coing hoe!! pic.twitter.com/XsGbsskISL

— Gunnar Hoak (@GunnarHoak12) April 28, 2019

Hoak was a four-star prospect and picked Kentucky over Cincinnati, Syracuse and several Mid-American Conference programs. He played in five games last season for Kentucky as a sophomore. He completed 13 of 26 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

Hoak is the second quarterback addition of the weekend for Ohio State. On Friday, the Buckeyes added J.P. Andrade from California as a preferred walk-on.

Hoak will be on a football scholarship.

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