“Recently, as I competed alongside my teammates in my junior season at Southlake Carroll, I also took the time to reflect on my future,” Ewers tweeted wednesday evening. “Considering the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing, this year has been difficult for all students like me. With the support of my family, I tried to go through the recruiting process in the best possible way.
“As the process was abnormal this season, I did my best to keep my mind open to all possibilities. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had not explored all the options as fully as I would have liked. Therefore, I decided to disengage and reassess the situation before making such an important decision about my future. I want to thank the University of Texas for their confidence in me and my abilities. I understand this has been such a difficult year for the coaches and administrators so I appreciate their understanding and wish them the best in the future. My family and I also thank the fans of Texas Longhorns for their interest and support. I will soon have a firm decision on where I will spend the next formative years of my life and career, and I look forward to sharing this with you.
A 5-star prospect, Ewers was gifted by Ryan Day before becoming the Ohio State head coach and has been a prime target for freshman quarterbacks coach and Corey Dennis ever since. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect had a number of schools he was interested in before he signed up to Tom Herman and the Longhorns in August, but most recruiting analysts believed his final decision would fall to the state of Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, the school he dreamed of attending from a young age.
Now a prospect without commitment, Ewers will have to consider his future dreams before the previous ones. That could bring him back to the state of Ohio, a program that he offered a scholarship before he took a picture as a high school football player. That was Lettermen Row’s assessment of the Ewers when he camped for the Buckeyes before his freshman year of high school.
“For my money, the best quarterback in attendance was 2022 – yes, a player preparing to enter his freshman year of high school – prospect Quinn Ewers. He’s going to be a Southlake Carroll Texas star.
So far, all is well on the forecast for the development of Quinn Ewers. But now the real question: where will he take the next step to become an NFL quarterback? The state of Ohio, Oklahoma and many of the nation’s most prestigious college football programs are hoping for a real chance in his renewed recruiting.