Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is separating himself in the team's quarterback competition, although no decision on the starting job has been made yet, coach Ryan Day said Monday.

Stroud, a redshirt freshman, has been competing with redshirt freshman Jack Miller and true freshman Kyle McCord during training camp. Quinn Ewers, a heralded 2022 quarterback recruit who recently reclassified, joined the team for preseason practice Monday. Day praised the development of all of Ohio State's quarterbacks and said depth-chart decisions will be made closer to Ohio State's season opener Sept. 2 at Minnesota. But Stroud will be getting more snaps with the first-team offense during practice this week.

Ohio State is looking to replace standout Justin Fields, a first-round NFL draft pick in April.

"I don't know how much separation, I'm not sure, but every day he's been competing, he's been taking care of the football, making good decisions, he's been a leader," Day said of Stroud. "Those are all some of the traits we've been looking for. Certainly moving the team down the field to score touchdowns is something we've been looking for."