What is quickly turning into one of the most interesting quarterback competitions potentially around all of college football involves a former commit of the 2022 Texas football recruiting class. Former five-star Southlake Carroll quarterback commit and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex native Quinn Ewers has now decided to skip his senior year of high school and enroll early at Ohio State University.
Ewers essentially flipped his commitment from the Longhorns to join the Ohio State Buckeyes last fall. And now Ewers will be arriving on campus in Columbus faster than anyone really originally anticipated.
This is a completely different college sports landscape this year than most could’ve thought it would be at this point. The likes of the Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners are now leaving the Big 12 for the SEC by 2025 at the latest, and a massive potentially program-changing prospect like Ewers is skipping his senior year of high school at Southlake Carroll to enroll a year early at Ohio State.
Multiple sources confirmed that Ewers will be skipping his senior year of high school to be able to join head coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes this fall.
Former Texas football QB commit Quinn Ewers reportedly headed straight for Ohio State this fall
And it’s also interesting to see how the reclassification of Ewers technically to Ohio State’s 2021 signing class impacted the other top recruiting rankings for that cycle, and 2022. Ewers was the nation’s top 2022 high school prospect, and now the same could be said for 2021.
But now, Ewers edges out the elite five-star Centennial (CA) defensive lineman Korey Foreman for the top spot among the 2021 high school prospects. Ewers ranks as one of just six recruits to ever hold that elusive perfect 1.000 ranking in the 247Sports Composite. And the only other quarterback to ever hold that stature in recruiting rankings with 247Sports was the legendary Texas Ex Vince Young.
Ewers will now be joining a Buckeyes’ quarterback room that also features the likes of freshmen C.J. Stroud, Kyle McCord, and Jack Miller III. The presumed starter at the moment is Stroud, but that could change in a hurry.
Seeing if Ewers can beat out Stroud for the starting quarterback at some point this fall will be incredulous to watch. Ewers clearly has the raw talent to get that done, but it will be hard to make up that much ground in a quarterback room in that short of a span of time.
Ohio State definitely locked in the top-ranked 2021 recruiting class in the nation with the reclassification of Ewers. But now it could change the landscape of quarterback recruiting for the 2022 cycle.