Ohio State true freshman quarterback Devin Brown has a long way to go before he starts a game for the Buckeyes but that isn’t stopping him from learning everything he can during his first spring practices. Following Wednesday’s practice, Brown was asked how challenging it is to walk into a quarterback room as talented as Ohio State’s with C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord ahead of him on the depth chart.

“Yeah, I mean it’s definitely a big learning curve, I honestly felt like I expected worse, but it’s been pretty smooth, I mean I love this room,” Brown said. “Me and Kyle are really close, me and C.J. are really close, literally there’s no hatred for anybody in this group, everybody loves each other, everybody wants the best for each other, it’s a really cool environment in there and it’s so cool to learn from each one of them. It’s so crazy how much each guy knows and different everybody’s game and just kind of feed of each other.”

Brown enters Ohio State as a 247Sports Composite four-star recruit out of Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon. He is also the No. 43 ranked overall player and the No. 6 ranked quarterback in the recruiting class of 2022. Brown was also asked what the feedback has been like from Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.

“It just depends on what kind of day it is, to be honest,” Brown said. “No, it’s all been good, he knows it’s early on and just keeps telling me steadying the boat, don’t ride the rollercoaster, it’s never too high, it’s never too low, just stay steady.”

Brown can learn a lot from the guys in front of him, and they haven’t been shy in helping the freshman get a better grasp of Ohio State’s offense. The true freshman was asked what Stroud and McCord have done to help him so far.

“They’ve been great, every little thing they’ve been helping me on, any time I have a question on a play, any time I have a question on a blitz, anything like that they’re right there ready to help me,” Brown said. “It’s never like ‘oh I don’t want to help this guy because he’s behind me,’ they’ve literally been super helpful on anything I can ask them for.”

At the time of his recruitment, 247Sports’ recruiting analyst Blair Angulo projected Brown as a second or third-round NFL draft pick and gave him a pro comparison to Sam Darnold.

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“Long, wiry frame with room to add muscle mass,” Angulo wrote. “Carries 190 lbs. well and continues to fill out. Dynamic quarterback with basketball background. Shows very good arm strength and zip on his passes. Flashes ability to make off-platform throws without losing velocity. Distributes to all levels of the field and looks extremely comfortable rolling out to space. Displays good timing and anticipation over the middle. Mechanically sound and quick to release the football. Athletic and tough enough to plant his foot and gain yards with his legs. Could continue to improve decision-making and tendency to chase the big play. Needs to improve his touch and loft in tighter windows. Potential multi-year starter at elite Power Five level and second-day NFL Draft projection.”

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