Roughly one week into fall camp, head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program are getting set for the first day of full-pads practice on Aug. 9. With just a few weeks remaining until the regular season opener, which is set to come at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, it feels like we’re going to get some more insight into some of the more important looming position battles in camp.
And the most important of the position battles for Sark and the Longhorns staff to figure out in camp is the quarterback competition. Texas is seeing redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers duke it out with junior Hudson Card to win the starting job for Week 1 against ULM.
Most Texas fans are anticipating that Ewers will be named the starting quarterback within the first half of fall camp. And while it certainly does feel like Ewers has some momentum in his favor right now in the quarterback competition, Card is definitely pushing him in practice.
Yet, Card pushing Ewers hasn’t really slowed down the hype train and/or the speculation regarding what’s to come for the former Southlake Carroll signal-caller in 2022.
A piece from Chris Hummer of 247Sports released on Aug. 9 continued to include Ewers in the speculation for what’s to come from him for the 2022 season. This piece from 247Sports listed the redshirt freshman around college football that will “demand your attention in 2022”. And Ewers was the first name to pop up on the list.
Texas football QB Quinn Ewers tabbed as a top redshirt freshman to watch in college football in 2022
It is hard to overlook the presence that Ewers brings to the table heading into the 2022 season. This 247Sports list mentions that he is the “most high-profile redshirt freshman” in the country, which is a hard point to dispute.
Here’s more on what this 247Sports piece had to say about the placement of Ewers on this list.
"He’s a former No. 1 overall recruit and ranked as a five-star transfer this offseason, exiting Ohio State for Texas. Currently, Ewers is locked in a QB battle with Hudson Card to be Texas’ starting QB. Nothing is certain, but Ewers is very likely to win that battle by the end of fall camp. And if he’s the starter, Ewers will front an offense with those like Bijan Robinson and Xavier Worthy as weapons and Steve Sarkisian as his offensive coordinator."
Ewers is clearly going to have plenty of weapons at his disposal this fall, which is noted here with the likes of star junior running back Bijan Robinson and sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy. That’s not to mention other weapons that Ewers will have at the skill positions this season such as redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor, redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington, and senior running back Roschon Johnson, among many other standouts.
The sky really is the limit for this Texas offense in 2022. If Ewers comes even close to living up to the massive hype that followed him as a perfect-rated recruit out of Southlake Carroll High School, then Texas is definitely going to have one of the most explosive offenses in the entire country this fall.
Texas finished up last season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12), missing out on bowl season for the first time since 2016. Ewers and the Longhorns will open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against ULM, with the kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.