The highest-rated quarterback recruit in Ohio State history is officially a Buckeye. Southlake (Texas) Carroll five-star 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers will be forgoing his senior season of high school football and enrolling at Ohio State, according to a report from Inside Texas.
Ewers’ decision was rumored for several days after a story from Yahoo! Sports indicated that he was considering a jump to the college level, both for the sake of his development and to cash in on several NIL offers. The state of Texas doesn’t allow high school athletes to profit from their NIL rights.
”I’m leaning toward leaving and going up to Ohio, just so I don’t have to deal with UIL (University Interscholastic League) stuff and can get comfortable with Ohio and Columbus and start to learn,” Ewers told Pete Thamel earlier this week.
“If I enroll at Ohio State, obviously I’d be able to make money off the deals, and I feel like it’d be a big advantage of learning the playbook and getting comfortable with the campus and all my teammates. But if I stay and don’t get paid, I may be able to win a state title.”
Ewers is currently ranked as the highest prospect in Ohio State history with a 0.9999 on the 247Sports composite. He was ranked as a perfect 1.0000 until July 16, a rating that only one other quarterback – Vince Young – has ever received.
He joins a loaded quarterback room but will look to battle for the starting job right away, along with 2020 five-star C.J. Stroud, 2020 four-star Jack Miller and 2021 five-star Kyle McCord. Stroud was considered the favorite for the job, but Ewers obviously throws a wrench into any final decision.
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