CJ Stroud Says He Didn’t Commit To Ohio State For “No Coach”

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud is having a stellar season, and while his team prepares for a Big Ten East showdown with Penn State, he talked about why he chose the Buckeyes to begin with.

Spoiler alert: it had nothing to do with who the coach was.

Stroud talked to the media on Wednesday and explained who was truly responsible for bringing him to Columbus.

“I didn’t come to Ohio State for no coach or nothing. I came here for Julian, Jaxon, and Gee. They’re the ones who recruited me,” Stroud said.

Stroud was referring to receivers Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Gee Scott Jr. Those three have combined for 9 of Stroud’s 28 touchdown passes so far this season.

Stroud’s proclamation that his three receivers were responsible for recruiting drew some reactions online.

While some saw this as Stroud being selfish or an indictment of the Ohio State coaching staff, others saw it differently.

Whatever his reasons are for committing to Ohio State, the team’s probably glad to have CJ Stroud. This season, he has thrown for 2,023 yards, 28 touchdowns, and just 4 interceptions through 7 games.

Stroud has connected on 130 of 190 passing attempts, which is good for a 70% completion rate.

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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