Quarterback Quinn Ewers, Ohio State Target And Top Prospect In 2022, Commits To Texas

By August 15, 2020 (10:00 am)Football

Southlake (Tx.) Carroll five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 recruit in the 2022 class, committed to the in-state Texas Longhorns Friday over multiple other offers, one of which being Ohio State.

Ewers becomes the seventh five-star commit in head coach, and former Ohio State offensive coordinator, Tom Herman’s tenure at the Longhorns, and his first five-star quarterback. He will also be working with Texas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich, who spent the 2019 season with the Buckeyes as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Ewers, who is currently listed at 6-3, 195 pounds, is not only the top recruit for 2022. With a 1.0000 score in the current 247Sports Composite Rankings, he currently is one of just two quarterbacks in the history of modern recruiting (since 2000) to hold a perfect rating. The other, Vince Young in the 2002 class, also ended up committing to the Longhorns.

In recent years, two quarterbacks nearly achieved the same fate, both of which were in the 2018 class. Those two were Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Ohio State was the first program to offer Ewers, all the way back on June 8, 2018 when Urban Meyer was head coach and Ryan Day was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. By comparison, Texas didn’t offer Ewers until Sept. 28, 2019.

In just his sophomore season, Ewers dominated at Southlake Carroll against difficult competition within the state of Texas. For the year, Ewers completed 72.4 percent of his throws for 4,003 yards, 45 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He also added 568 yards on 83 carries for nine scores, leading Southlake Carroll to a 13-1 record.

Ewers was named MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year, Texas District 5-6A Overall MVP and Fort Worth Star-Telegram Male Athlete of the Year for his efforts.

While Vince Young was listed as a dual-threat quarterback out of high school, something he showed throughout his time at Texas, including on his way to a national title, Ewers is listed as a pro-style quarterback, and drew a comparison to Indianapolis Colts signal caller Phillip Rivers by 247Sports analyst Gabe Brooks.

“Prototype frame for elite QB prospect. Good height with lean, athletic build that will hold more bulk. Dynamic natural playmaker at QB position. Shows impressive stand-and-deliver in-pocket ability, in addition to terrific off-schedule instincts. Varies arm angles as needed. Enormous production as a sophomore for perennial Texas 6A power,” Brooks wrote. “Great touch on timing routes and red-zone throws. Sneaky good velocity that allows him to drive the ball over the middle of the field and outside the numbers. Shows requisite downfield arm strength in vertical passing game. Athletic enough to regularly extend plays to find receivers and also be dangerous on designed runs. Consistent, repeated delivery, but can quicken it. Athleticism lacks testing or track context. Elite QB among nation’s top 2022 prospects, regardless of position.”

Ohio State does not have a quarterback commitment for the 2022 class, but does have three over the past two classes after signing both Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. four-star C.J. Stroud and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral four-star Jack Miller for 2020, as well as Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Kyle McCord in 2021.

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