Reports: No. 1 QB prospect Julian Sayin commits to Ohio State

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 21 Jan, 2024 at 10:03 PM

Credit: Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

Julian Sayin, considered the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the Class of 2024, is leaving behind Alabama for Ohio State.

Sayin entered the transfer portal following the retirement of legendary Alabama coach Nick Saban, and on Sunday he committed to the Buckeyes, multiple outlets reported.

A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Sayin was a consensus five-star prospect and the No. 5 overall recruit in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

He committed in November 2022, choosing Saban and the Crimson Tide over Ohio State as well as Georgia, LSU and Texas.

"I held this program in high regard throughout my entire recruiting process and am looking forward to learning from some of the most talented players and coaches in college football and contributing to our team's success," Sayin said of Ohio State.

The Buckeyes have restocked their quarterback room after 2023 starter Kyle McCord transferred to Syracuse. Former Kansas State starter Will Howard will spend his last year of eligibility in Columbus and is the presumptive 2024 starter. Devin Brown, Air Noland and Lincoln Kienholz are the other names on the roster.

Alabama freshman All-American safety Caleb Downs also chose Ohio State as his transfer portal destination.

--Field Level Media