Ohio State football preview: What to know about Buckeye quarterbacks

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Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow weighed in after the Ohio State spring game on their battle to be the starter.

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While an unusual August has rolled on in Columbus, Ohio State has continued preparations for the 2018 season.

With kickoff against Oregon State approaching, it’s time to start taking a look at the squad that will don scarlet and gray.

We begin with the quarterbacks:

Returning starters: None

Rising: Dwayne Haskins

Others: Tate Martell, Matthew Baldwin, Kory Curtis

Haskins is a four-star sophomore from Maryland.

He backed up J.T. Barrett as a redshirt freshman last season and played hero at Michigan, leading the Buckeyes back from a 20-14 deficit in Ann Arbor after Barrett was injured in the third quarter.

He held off a challenge from Joe Burrow in the spring and entered preseason camp as the starter.

Haskins enters the season having completed 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.

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Martell is a redshirt freshman in the dual-threat mode from Las Vegas. He is undersized but brings some bravado to the position.

His running ability has led to speculation he could have a role as a “wildcat” quarterback, but it remains to be seen if that happens.

Baldwin is a four-star true freshman from Texas who blew out his knee in his last high school game. He wasn't 100 percent at the start of training camp, though Meyer praised him during Big Ten Media Days in July.

Curtis is a sophomore walk-on from Cape Coral, Fla.


On August 26, Ohio State announced the addition of former West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov as a graduate transfer.

The New Jersey native is eligible to play right away.

He saw action in eight games for the Mountaineers, including two starts last year when the regular starter was injured.

He completed 45 of 95 passes for 551 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions.

Chugunov holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and is pursuing a hospitality management master’s degree at OSU, where he has two years of eligibility remaining.

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