It’s a new day and age for young prospects.
The NCAA set new rules allowing collegiate student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness, but now it appears to be trickling down to the high school level as well.
Quinn Ewers, a star quarterback out of Southlake Carroll High School in Texas and the No. 1 recruit in his draft class, recently informed Yahoo Sports that he is “leaning” toward foregoing his senior year so he can enroll at Ohio State.
Ewers, who has over 80,000 followers on Instagram, has a huge opportunity profit off his name, image and likeness and make seven figures.
“I don’t really know, I don’t have a final decision made quite yet,” Ewers told Yahoo! Sports during a phone interview. “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.”
According to Yahoo! Sports, the 18-year-old has offers from local and national companies.
Ewers was expected to enroll in Ohio State in January, according to Yahoo! Sports. He only needs to take one English class online to graduate and become eligible for the Buckeyes this upcoming season.