The Ohio State quarterback battle just got much more interesting after Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2022, has reclassified to the Class of 2021 and will enroll in school this month.
“Over the past few weeks, following Texas’ UIL informing me I would be prohibited from profiting off of my own name, image and likeness, I’ve taken time to think about what lies ahead of me, both in the short- and long-term,” Ewers wrote on Twitter. “It’s unfortunate I’ve found myself in this situation, as my preference would have been to complete my senior season at Southlake Carroll along with the teammates and friends I’ve taken the field alongside for the past three years. However, following conversations with my family and those I know have my best interests in mind, I’ve decided it’s time for me to enroll at Ohio State and begin my career as a Buckeye.”
The 6-foot-3, 206-pounder from Southlake Carrol High School in Southlake, Texas threw for 6,445 yards, 73 touchdowns and only eight interceptions during his final two seasons of high school football despite missing six games during the 2020 season.
He also added 701 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground over the last two seasons.
Ewers, who has over 80,000 followers on Instagram, has a huge opportunity profit off his name, image and likeness and make seven figures.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the 18-year-old has offers from local and national companies.
Ewers will join the battle that includes includes redshirt freshmen C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller, as well as freshman Kyle McCord.