Texas Football: ‘Nothing to see here’ with Quinn Ewers and Longhorns

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A nightmare scenario took place for the 2022 Texas football recruiting class and former fourth-year head coach Tom Herman last fall when the group broke apart in a span of just 48 hours. At the time when Texas held a commitment from the elite five-star Southlake Carroll pro-style quarterback Quinn Ewers (who originally gave his pledge back in mid-August 2020), there were three prospects in total in the 2022 class.

And it looked like Herman and the Longhorns were going to be in contention to potentially have the best recruiting class in the nation for the 2022 cycle. But in late October, the volatility on the recruiting trail really kicked in. And the moment that partially cost Herman his job in the end arrived when Ewers announced his decommitment from Texas.

In the hours following the decommitment from Texas by Ewers, their 2022 class also lost the commitment of four-star Lancaster wide receiver Phaizon Wilson. The lone commitment that the Longhorns managed to hang onto in their 2022 class through the whole Ewers saga was talented four-star Memorial cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau.

In the weeks following the decommitment of Ewers, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex product started to trend to head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes. It didn’t take all that long before the Buckeyes were able to get Ewers in their 2022 class.

What’s happened since Quinn Ewers decommitted from Texas football?

The honest answer to what’s happened between Ewers and the Longhorns since the hiring of new head coach Steve Sarkisian seems to be a whole lot of nothing. Texas went in a different direction to find their quarterback in the 2022 class and hit big-time.

About as good as any Texas fan could’ve hoped for, Sark landed a commitment from the four-star Junipero Serra pro-style quarterback Maalik Murphy as a staple in the 2022 class.

With that in mind, the Longhorns didn’t need to do the most they could to try and win back over the commitment of Ewers from Texas. They had a new cornerstone to build around, thus taking a lot of competition away from the Buckeyes to have to retain Ewers.

Texas has assembled a solid 2022 class behind the commitments of four-star Klein Cain running back Jaydon Blue and Murphy. And that’s what Sark and the Longhorns should continue to do.

Now there was a report that surfaced from Horns247 on May 4 that described if there was any update between the Longhorns and Ewers. And it sounds like there’s not much outside communication with Ewers and any other programs outside of Ohio State at the moment.

That isn’t much of a surprise, but it is worth noting for any Longhorns fans still wanting Ewers to return to this 2022 class.

Texas is building up a potentially elite 2022 class. They now hold commitments from eight prospects in their 2022 class, with the highest-rated being the in-state running back product Blue.

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According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2022 Texas recruiting class now ranks at No. 8 in the nation and in the second spot in the Big 12 behind the Oklahoma Sooners. The latest commit in the Longhorns 2022 class came from four-star Brophy College Prep strong-side defensive end Zac Swanson.