Brock Glenn picks Ohio State football, ready to continue growth in quarterback room

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

During the final week of July, Brock Glenn turned off his phone and handed in his keys. 

For the 2023 four-star quarterback, it’s a yearly tradition, bringing an air mattress to Lausanne Collegiate School in Tennessee for fall camp, staying there for two-a-day workouts and meetings to prepare for the upcoming season. 

Heading into camp as a senior, Glenn was scattered, still trying to decide where he would spend his college career.

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Once he handed in his phone, ridding himself of all distractions, the quarterback cleared his mind and simply thought about what he wanted, not listening to any outside opinions. 

That’s when Glenn turned on Ohio State film. 

“The more I watched it, the more familiar it looked to me,” Glenn said. “They do a lot of the same things we do at Lausanne. It just set itself apart.” 

Glenn made his choice, committing to Ohio State, becoming the Buckeyes' quarterback in the 2023 class and fulfilling the dream he's had since fifth grade to become a Power-5 player. 

Brock Glenn completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,576 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.

He just never would have thought Ohio State would be the pick. The Buckeyes came on toGlenn late in his recruiting process, and he got an offer June 7 and took an official visit June 17-19. 

But to Glenn, getting Ohio State’s attention and becoming its 2023 quarterback made him realize how much he’s grown, choosing a program he feels will only help him continue growing.

Brock Glenn completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,576 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.

How Brock Glenn developed as late bloomer 

Kevin Locastro didn’t know much about Glenn when he first stepped onto Lausanne’s campus. 

“He was just kind of a medium height, skinny, blonde-haired kid that showed up and said, ‘I play quarterback,’ ” the coach and athletic director recalled. 

Glenn lives in Covington, Tennessee, 45 minutes from Lausanne’s campus. But with his area school running a wing-T offense, one that only averaged four or five passes per game, he transferred to join Locastro's team with the goal of making more of an impact on offense. 

To make that impact, Glenn, coming in at 5 feet 10 and 140 pounds, knew he had to get bigger. So he began lifting with his linemen. 

Brock Glenn completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,576 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.

“They’re the ones protecting me,” Glenn said. “The whole offense is not going to work without them. So I know that they have to respect me and I have to respect them. ... So once they see me lifting with them and kind of throwing up the same weight and that range, they gain respect, they gain confidence in me.” 

Brock Glenn completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,576 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.

Locastro remembers Glenn getting taller and bigger each year, while also adding skills to the mental side of his game in the film room. 

Schools began to take notice. Glenn earned seven offers after participating in recruiting camps across the country the summer after his sophomore season, including Kentucky, Cincinnati, Memphis and Vanderbilt. 

But Glenn knew more would come after completing 97 of his 155 passes for 1,576 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season as a 6-2, 195-pound quarterback for Lausanne. 

“That's partly the reason that I dragged my recruitment out for so long because I knew that there was more out there because I’m constantly getting better,” Glenn said.

Brock Glenn isn't scared of competition in Ohio State's quarterback room

When Ohio State found Glenn, he couldn't help but give the Buckeyes a shot. 

Even after getting offers from programs such as TCU, Auburn, LSU and Florida State, he was focused on the Buckeyes after getting an offer. 

Heading into his visit, Glenn remembers feeling skeptical about Ohio State, having never been farther north than Kentucky. Instead, he bought into Day's pitch. 

Brock Glenn completed 97 of 155 passes for 1,576 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.

“A lot of places say they can develop you and they can get you to the league and stuff like that," Glenn said. "Ohio State can say that and they have proof to back it up. They were just talking about their plan for me coming in. They kept it honest with me the whole time on the quarterback room and all the stuff like that. And they just flat out laid the plan: ‘You come here and you compete and you win a job, we will make you an NFL quarterback. Just trust us.’ And I truly do believe that.” 

He joins a quarterback room that seems to have a succession plan already set, with C.J. Stroud, Kyle McCord and Devin Brown to 2024 five-star Dylan Raiola, who’s committed. 

Locastro said Ohio State's quarterback situation isn't one that scares Glenn. 

“I think they just appealed to his competitive nature," Locastro said. "Brock’s not scared of competition. He’s not scared to go in and win a job or fight for a job or keep a job or gain a job. He’s a highly competitive kid. He is one of the most humblest kids you’ll ever meet, but he certainly doesn’t lack in confidence.” 

Glenn said he’s talked with Brown every day since committing and met Stroud at the Elite 11 quarterbacks camp, talking about how he will be developed under Day and quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis

Glenn has plans for visiting Columbus for the Notre Dame and Michigan games this fall, and is scheduled to enroll into the program in January. 

But Glenn also knows the target he has on him being a Buckeye commit, something he says he’s ready for in his final season of high school football. 

“There’s definitely a target on our back, but I love it,” Glenn said. “I think that’s one of the fun parts of football, honestly: being able to compete and kind of defend something of your own, as well as your name.” 


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