The Ohio State Buckeyes battle for the starting quarterback’s job may still be continuing between sophomore J.T. Barrett and junior Cardale Jones, but one analyst in particular thinks that one of the two already has won the position.
If one were to ask Bleacher Report’s Michael Felder, Barrett is the man who will be under center come September 7, when Ohio State begins its national title defense against Virginia Tech.
This prediction comes in spite of the fact that Jones took over at quarterback and led Ohio State to big wins in both the College Football Playoff and the championship game after Barrett fractured his ankle at the end of the regular season last year.
Though nothing is official yet, it would not at all be surprising if he was indeed named the starter by the start of the season.
At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds and with the abilities to use his legs as well as throw well, having passed for 2,834 yards and 34 touchdowns while running for 938 yards and 11 scores, he is a better fit in head coach Urban Meyer’s system than the 6-foot-5, 250 pound Jones.
Given how well he performed prior to his injury, there really isn’t much reason for him not to pick up right where he left off.
Just the same, Campus Sports will update this story as more details become available.
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