Pierre (SD) Riggs Top247 Quarterback Lincoln Kinnholz 247Sports says he has flipped his commitment from Washington to Ohio State.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Kienholz becomes observant 20 for the Buckeyes in the class of 2023 recruiting. Quarterback coach Corey Dennis He led the charge in recruiting talented passers.
“I think their past culture and traditions with these quarterbacks is huge,” Kienholz told 247Sports in the past. “They’ve also had their success with their quarterbacks and the success they’ve had with the football team as well.”
The four-star Kienholz is coming off a great season. In leading his team to the state championship, he completed nearly 67 percent of his passes for 3,422 yards and 46 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He ran for another 1,436 yards and 24 touchdowns.
With Kienholz in the fold, Ohio State is passing Miami and back in the top five of the 247 Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. He is a three-sport athlete who also excels in basketball and baseball.
Kienholz paid an official visit to Ohio at the end of Thanksgiving weekend.
“I just loved everything about it,” Kienholz told 247Sports. “The facilities, the coaches, the recruits, the players, the campus, everything was nice.”
Rated by Top247 as the No. 13 quarterback in the country and No. 172 prospect overall, 247 national analyst Allen Trieu compares Kienholz’s game to Desmond Reader.
“An athletic prospect who can play with his feet. Uses that athleticism to navigate the pocket and dribble off the rush. Can run, but will look for a throw when he’s broken. Throws excellent touch. Drips pass in a bucket, give receivers opportunities to play on the ball and drive them out of coverage on vertical routes Or corner tracks.Productive in high school and seen some good programs but didn’t face many teams with D1 prospects in high school, so he’ll have to adapt to speed and shrink windows faster in college.Has good strength and arm speed but not.You’ll fill in more in The college does add some of that though. Far from being a finished product but it has a lot of good development tools, it’s a player, and the mobility makes it a perfect fit for today’s offense. A must evolve into a Power Five Starter and potential Pro.”
Kienholz was a verbal letter to Washington dating back to June.
“Student. Incurable problem solver. Amateur baconaholic. Introvert. Infuriatingly humble music fanatic.”